Brownback: Higher Sales Taxes Or Bust This week, Governor Brownback and his GOP allies made themselves clear: raising sales taxes on working Kansans is the only way forward. That’s why the governor let it be known among Republican legislators that he would veto any budget bill that didn’t include hundreds of millions of dollars in [...]
May- June precipitation provides early indicator of pasture yield and animal performance By – Keith Harmoney, rangeland scientist, and John Jaeger, beef scientist Available soil water from precipitation is the main limiting factor to total forage production in most regions of Kansas. Other factors, such as prior grazing history (stocking rate), time of year in [...]
Not a Good Model For the Wichita Eagle editorial board, Rhonda Holman After the 2012 election put the entire Legislature under conservative Republican control, Gov. Sam Brownback touted Kansas as a “red-state model” for the nation. By Friday that model was looking a bit black and blue, though, as House and Senate leaders traded blame [...]
By Duane Goossen, Kansas Health Institute A look at the Tax Freedom Day map yields interesting information on how the Kansas tax burden compares to other states and should give policymakers something to think about in the final days of the 2013 legislative session as they work to set future tax policy. Each year [...]
An informed, watchful public can help protect Kansas lakes and rivers against the invasion of aquatic nuisance species (ANS). KDWPT Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers! Zebra mussels, Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species pose serious environmental and economic threats to the state’s aquatic resources. Aquatic nuisance species are animals and plants not native to Kansas that [...]
For the second time in two weeks, I found myself visiting family to attend events at the facilities of USD 407. Once again, I am utterly disgusted and unimpressed. As the six o’clock hour of May 17 comes into frame on Facebook, the speculation begins. The weather forecast becomes like the drama of a bad [...]
SUMMER IS ALMOST HERE!! What signals the start of summer? The last day of school and the opening of the Hays Aquatic Park!!! The Hays Aquatic Park will open on Saturday, May 25 at 12:00pm!! Join us for a great summer of fun – go to www.haysrec.org to see all the great specials and activities [...]
Hunting trip in Texas ends with amazing bird catch. Pastor was filming education video. He let the bird go. Yes, that is former University of Texas QB Colt McCoy in the video. Enjoy!
Watergate Era: ‘A’ Peak in Journalism By Gene Policinski Forty years ago, The Washington Post – and its self-described “young and hard-digging reporters, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein” – took home a Pulitzer Prize for public service for coverage of the Watergate scandal. Other winners in journalism that year included the Chicago Tribune, The [...]
Surveillance: On Wednesday, a deer crashed through the windshield of a Johnstown, PA bus and walks out the front door.