Archive for March 7th, 2011

Endorsements show Wichita Eagle editorial board increasingly out of step with voters

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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Bob Weeks – Cabela’s “Community Improvement District” and 1.2% sales tax should not be approved in Wichita

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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Gov. Brownback Proclaims March 7th – March 11th Severe Weather Awareness Week

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Governor Proclaims Severe Weather Awareness Week

Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed a proclamation declaring the week of March 7th – March 11th as Severe Weather Awareness Week. During Severe Weather Awareness Week, the Governor is encouraging Kansans to learn about potential weather related safety hazards and to prepare for severe weather. (more…)

Op-Ed, James Franko at Kansas Policy – KPERS (at least) $9.3 Billion In The Red

Monday, March 7th, 2011

KPERS (at least) $9.3 Billion In The Red

New study outlines solutions to ensure future viability of government pensions without drastic tax increases or service cuts

Wichita – March 7, 2011 – A family of four would have to write a check for $13,200 to pay off their pro-rata share of the unfunded liabilities in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.

Kansas taxpayers are on the hook for $9.3 billion according to a new study from Kansas Policy Institute and retired University of Colorado professor Dr. Barry Poulson, an Adjunct Fiscal Policy Fellow at KPI. Reports of a $7.6 billion unfunded liability do not account for $1.7 billion in losses that have already occurred – loses largely driven by the recession and acknowledged by KPERS. (more…)

Hollywood studios wary of Netflix’s growing influence

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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Air Force launches second mysterious space plane

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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US Government posts biggest monthly deficit ever – Washington Times

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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Adobe Ships Tablet Publishing Suite

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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Florida lawmakers want to allow bigger, Vegas-style casino hotels

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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Enormous bonuses for staffers of losing Democratic Congressmen

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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In Surprise Afghanistan Visit, Gates Says U.S. May Stay Past 2014 Deadline

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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WSJ – Wisconsin Democrats May Return Soon

Monday, March 7th, 2011

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