The decisions made by Kansass appellate courts affect everyone in our state, yet the judges making those decisions are selected by an elite group of lawyers who represent less than 1 percent of Kansans. A new bill being considered by the Kansas legislature would change that, however, and provide voters a voice in the selection of our judges.
Gov. Brownback, in response to a budget shortfall of nearly $500 million, has proposed eliminating the Kansas Arts Commission and transferring its functions to the Kansas Historical Society. The Arts Commission receives $750,000 in state taxpayer dollars annually. The Governor is proposing that approximately $550,000 be eliminated and used to help satisfy the budget shortfall. The remaining $200,000 would be appropriated to the Historical Society for the purpose of seeking grant monies.
The Linn County Chapter of Americans for Prosperity-Kansas is hosting a grassroots training session in Mound City on Saturday, March 19. We will review the AFP Grassroots Handbook and discuss privatization of government functions. Well also hear Kansas Cattlemens Association board member Paul Acton present Big Brother and Your Food.
Please join us at 1 p.m. March 19 at the Bunker Hill Community Building and get your own copy of our activist manual. Look for more details regarding this meeting in your inbox over the coming weeks!
AFP Grassroots Meeting
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.