Week in review: Sugar daddies and Disney World

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog

OSAWATOMIE, Kan. — Yes, we know, the primary election hasn’t even hit and you’re already drowning in campaign literature. But take heart! At least it’s August, which means in only a few arduous months the political grandstanding that is campaigning for public office will soon be over. Until then, turn down the volume on that attack ad and recap the week.

Uncle Sam bankrolled a third of Kansas spending in 2013

The marching orders from Kansas’ top brass have been clear: Do what is necessary to make government, lean, efficient and fiscally stable. That message, however, is contrasted by the state’s leaning on federal funds to manage a big chunk of its annual spending, and one state lawmaker has some suggestions how Kansas could lessen its dependence on the national government. here.

Superintendent welcomes scrutiny after Disney World staff development trip

Going to Disney World and dropping $105,000 in the process for a staff development conference is bound to grab some attention, especially when it’s a public school footing the bill. But Superintendent Rick Atha says he doesn’t have anything to hide, that the district didn’t do anything wrong. That being the case, there are those who argue that doesn’t make it a smart fiscal move. Check it out.

Like Watchdog.org? Click HERE to get breaking news alerts in YOUR state!

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

Top