"Tom Thornton has raised the Kansas Bioscience Authority to its status as one of the shining lights in Kansas, a program that has become the envy of other states," added Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton. "We will always be grateful for his leadership and vision that has elevated the KBA to its current level of excellence and success." (Wichita Eagle, 4/16/11)
Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, said the "witch hunt" was the work of political operatives in league with Gov. Sam Brownback. The goal appears to be political power, he said. (Topeka Capital Journal, 4/09/11)
House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, said Thornton's demise ought to convince Brownback and other conservatives to "abandon their witch hunt against this independent agency." (Topeka Capital Journal, 4/15/11)
Todays news that Boeing has decided to close its Wichita operation by the end of 2013 is not only disappointing; its devastating when considering the impact it will have on thousands of Kansas families.
Theres no question the residents of Sedgwick County will sympathize with those who will ultimately lose their job. But hopefully they also take this opportunity to question the wisdom of decisions made by government officials in the past.
Welcome to 2012! The Wichita Chapter of AFP will have its first meeting of the New Year at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9 at the Central Branch of the Wichita Public Library (223 S. Main, 3rd Floor. The group will be viewing a presentation of John Stossel's "Making Economics Come Alive," followed by a group discussion. For more information, contact Wichita AFP volunteer coordinator John Todd at email@example.com or AFP grassroots coordinator Susan Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Wichita Chapter of AFP will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 at the Alford Branch of the Wichita Public Library (3447 S. Meridian). County Commissioner Richard Ranzau will be the guest speaker, presenting "The $1.5 million Regional Economic Area Partnership (REAP) HUD Sustainable Development Planning Grant: Economic Development or Economic Destruction?" Group discussion will follow Commissioner Ranzau's presentation. For more information, contact Wichita AFP volunteer coordinator John Todd at email@example.com or AFP grassroots coordinator Susan Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Immediate Release Dec. 7, 2011
Contact: Jen Rezac, 785.354.4237
TOPEKA, KAN. The Wichita chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity-Kansas released the following statement today in response to an effort to have signees remove their names from the recent petition to force an election on a Wichita charter ordinance.
Activists with Americans for Prosperity and many other local organizations are firmly engaged in the public process, acting on our right to ask for a public vote on how our city doles out tax dollars to private interests. Certainly the opposition in this matter is acting on its right to fight our efforts.