KS week in review: RINOs, Netflix and transparency fail

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog

OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — The Kansas Legislature is wrapping stuff up this week, and so are we. From Obamacare alternatives to a sad end for some promising legislation, the last week is now in the books.

Huelskamp: Big government Republicans could stymie health-care compact

Kansas recently became the ninth state to join an Obamacare alternative – the interstate Health Care Compact. But there’s a catch: The proposal hinges on congressional approval, a fact many suggest isn’t likely as long as Democrats maintain a firm grip on the U.S. Senate. But even with a predicted Republican upheaval this November, Kansas U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp suggests it’s not a sure thing. Republicans, he said, could be their own worst enemy. here.

Congressman: ‘House of Cards’ not entirely fictional

The hit Netflix political thriller “House of Cards” is gritty, suspenseful and based in reality, according to Kansas Congressman Mike Pompeo. The 4th District representative says there are plenty who hold actual power that are just as driven as the drama’s anti-hero politician. Will the real Frank Underwood please stand up? Tune in.

Kansas House wrong to let transparency legislation die

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I guess we should have seen this one coming. Despite the entire weight of the Kansas Senate backing legislation to focus cameras on state lawmakers, the House isn’t nearly as interested. Wednesday morning Kansans watched transparency legislation die a quick, quiet death. The only comfort here is that while the bill is gone for now, it won’t be forgotten, as proponents have pledged to keep pushing the matter as long as it takes to become reality. Check it out.

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