WICHITA, KAN. The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity says Wichita residents were the winners today when the Wichita City Council failed to approve a Community Improvement District (CID) in the Eastgate shopping center.
The CID failed to gain approval from the majority of Wichita City Council members, effectively defeating the measure.
Citizen activist and Wichita resident John Todd testified before the city council prior to Tuesdays vote.
AFP-Kansas newsletter: Were almost halfway through the legislative session find out how to get AFP updates on bills
We are getting into the thick of the 2011 legislative session, with turnaround coming up next Friday (Feb. 25). Turnaround is when most bills must clear their chamber of origin so many bills will be advancing to the House and Senate for floor debate. We have several ways of keeping you in the know on how legislation is advancing. Well post alerts on Facebook, or you can sign up for our Twitter alerts and watching your email for possible action alerts. On Facebook, search for Americans for Prosperity-Kansas, and AFPKansas on Twitter.
Legislators from the Salina area will be holding a public forum next week in Salina. The forum will feature Rep. Tom Arpke, Rep. Steven Johnson, Rep. Charles Roth and Sen. Pete Brungardt. They will be discussing the 2011 legislative session, and current issues being debated under the dome in Topeka.
The following letter to the editor has been submitted to various newspapers in Kansas:
It was Thomas Jefferson who said, To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
On that note the Kansas Legislature is considering HB 2130, commonly referred to as paycheck protection.