Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Kansas Day News and Gossip

Fire Kansas Democrats has a great post, with even better comments covering the Kansas Days news and gossip. Check it out.

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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Hopefully Not the Last

From today's Kansas City Star:

"In her State of the State address Jan. 9, Sebelius touted her administration’s work to improve the Kansas economy. She also took a little credit for the 2005 “meth bill” that made it harder to buy large quantities of medicines used to manufacture methamphetamine.

Republicans objected, pointing out that Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt and Attorney General Phill Kline were leading advocates for the bill.

A day after the speech, Republicans released a list of talking points that criticized Sebelius’ claims. It was the first time that had occurred while Sebelius was governor."

Maybe we have found part of the explanation for why many Kansans hold a favorable opinion of do-nothing Governor Kathleen Sebelius.

A Republican Party that performs the basic elements of politics is a definite boost the the hopes of GOP candidates this year.

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Five Days to Kansas Days

Only five days to go until Kansas Days, the Republican Party's annual convention and love / hate fest.

Will a candidate for Governor or Third District make an impact and rally support this weekend? Will the fueding factions of the party meet and reconcile (at least a little) or will this be the most divided Kansas Days ever?

Give your opinions in the comments and then get ready for an interesting weekend.

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Ben Hodge on eminent Domain

Ben Hodge, Chairman of the Johnson County Committee on eminent Domain shares his views on the issue here.

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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Back in Action

Sorry for the hiatus, but Kansas Republican Politics is back in action.

What a great time to get back into things, Governor Sebelius just gave the state of the state address, saying little, but kicking off her "Do Nothing for Four More Years '06" tour.

The Legislature is getting ready to consider an education package that will add $400 million in new annual funding for education, on top of the $300 million per year they added last year for a grand total of $700 million per year in new funding over two years. Remember that education was already the largest part of the state budget before all of this new funding, and none of this goes to the Universities.

The odds that the legislature adds $400 million, 98%. But wait until next year when they do a follow up survey after the increase in funding. Do you think the next survey will show education under funded, or properly funded? My money is on under funded. Government is a hungry beast and the more you feed it, the more it wants to eat.

The Congressional race kicks off in two weeks at Kansas Days in Topeka, Ahner and Schwab head to head, is anyone else excited by the prospects of these two guys? When I think of strong leaders with real plans for the future, well right now Ahner and Schwab aren't exactly at the top of the list, but I remain optimistic, we'll get an update on that one soon enough.

In other words, KRP is back in action, if you have a good story idea or good gossip, let us know.

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