"I will tell the people what's going on at the statehouse. I'm going to treat the capitol as a borderline crime scene. ... If businesses don't have to pay taxes, the burden should not be on those trying to feed themselves." - The Valley Falls Vindicator & Oskaloosa Independent, March 3, 2016.

Across Kansas the top 1% are looting and on-the-loose, pitting us against each other. Communities in Jefferson County need to democratically prepare themselves for food and energy autonomy.

- MICHAEL CADDELL, Publisher

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Tim Carpenter: KANSAS SENATE HEARING POINTS TO SECRET DEAL TO SECURE $400 MILLION FOR STATE DEFICIT @ Topeka Capital Journal


Clearly I'll need to add to the list of mafia-style accounting tricks the Kansas Republican leaders are willing to engage in.

[Excerpt] " ... Shannon Cotsoradis, president and chief executive officer of Kansas Action for Children, first shared information about the prospect of behind-the-scenes maneuvering during testimony to the Senate Ways and Means Committee. She said advocates of Senate Bill 463 were marketing changes to the CIF and KEY accounts funded by tobacco revenue as a way to strengthen government transparency. However, she said, selling long-term revenue for short-term gain would place in jeopardy the state’s early-childhood education system.

“I can’t imagine anything less transparent,” Cotsoradis said. “It’s really hard to throw babies and toddlers under the bus. I don’t think policymakers on either side of the aisle want to do that.” ... [End of Excerpt]

Read the complete article at the Topeka Capital Journal.

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