Kansas

Democratic Governor-elect of Kansas makes Medicaid expansion a top priority

In 2010, President Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. A large part of that act was an expansion of Medicaid for people up to 133% of the poverty…

Blue Wave 2.0 – The Sequel

In nature, waves are not solitary events. Another wave usually follows. The same is often true for politics. In 2014, the Republican party saw a wave of victories, spurred on by voter apathy and low turnout, resulting in broad based…

Trump EPA helped Illinois GOP Governor cover-up cancer risk of medical device plant partly owned by Illinois GOP Governor

In a blockbuster story, the Chicago Tribune reported that the Trump administration’s EPA helped Bruce Rauner, the Republican Governor of Illinois, cover-up the extreme cancer risks posed to the communities around a medical devices plant of a company partly owned…

Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, and Ohio GOP Congressmen voted 9 times to end pre-existing condition protections

Donald Trump and other Republicans are now running around telling voters that they support protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Donald Trump at Kentucky rally, October 13, 2018 “And Republicans only will always protect patients with pre-existing conditions. We’re going…

Midwestern Democratic Governor candidates will cut taxes for the middle class

There is a misconception, which the Republican noise machine has pushed relentlessly for the last few decades, that Democrats want high taxes. The key to this misconception is that it lumps the poor, the middle class, and the rich together….

GOP nominee for Kansas Governor was involved in scheme to rig the 2020 census in GOP’s favor

New revelations from Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross show that the Republican nominee for Kansas Governor, Kris Kobach, was involved in a scheme to rig the 2020 census to help the GOP: Common Dreams: ‘Smoking Gun’: White House Finally Admits…

Republicans have now fully abandoned Bipartisanship, Conservatism, and Democracy

An ex-GOP lawmaker tore into the Republican party over their nearly unanimous party-line vote to confirm a Republican operative who had committed perjury and was credibly accused of sexual assault to become a Supreme Court Justice: Ex-GOP lawmaker: ‘There is…

Republicans who paid affordable in-state tuition for themselves have been causing tuition hikes for future generations

The history of state universities is one in which the taxpayers of the state paid for a large portion of the funding for these institutions of higher learning in order to provide the students of their state an opportunity to…

Nearly a million people could gain access to healthcare if Democrats who support Medicaid expansion could be elected in just 4 states

A key pillar to the Affordable Care Act was the expansion of Medicaid to cover people with income of up to 138% of the Federal Poverty Level. 94% of this expansion of Medicaid is currently funded by the Federal Government…

Another Midwestern Republican pretends someone in an advertisement is not a Republican

In what has become a pattern, a Midwestern Republican used somebody in an advertisement that is not who they profess to be, this time on behalf of Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner: ‘Lifelong Democrat’ in Rauner ad took four GOP…

Conservative Republicans in Kansas are rejecting the current radical Kansas Republican politicians and endorsing Democrats for office

The Republican party used to be the default party of choice for conservatives. What is happening in Kansas is showing that to no longer be the case. Paul Davis, the Democratic nominee for US Congress from the Kansas 2nd district,…

Republicans across the country are purging voter rolls – Make sure you are still registered to vote

Republican politicians have made it quite clear over the last 20 plus years that they do not believe in democracy. They have gerrymandered congressional districts, called for “poll watchers” to intimidate people from voting, cut available polling places to create…

Midwestern Republicans keep having GOP party officials pose as normal citizens in attack ads

In what has now become a repeat occurrence, a Republican attack ad in Kansas is using a top Republican party official to pose as a normal concerned citizen, without disclosing that she is in fact a top Republican party official….

Former Republican Governor of Kansas endorses Democrat Laura Kelly for Governor

In a rather stunning development, Bill Graves, a former Republican Governor of Kansas, has decided to endorse Laura Kelly, the Democratic nominee for Governor of Kansas. KMBC: Former Kansas Gov. Bill Graves endorses Laura Kelly in gubernatorial race A former…

Kansas residents find out their water has been contaminated for years – Due to 1995 State law shielding dry-cleaning businesses from water contamination inspections

This is why we have regulations. As well meaning as any business might be, failure to regulate businesses can often have disastrous consequences for consumers, nearby residents, or even residents that live miles downstream or downwind of a business that…

Midwestern States are great locations for wind and solar energy generation – Why do so many Midwestern politicians support oil and gas instead?

In Midwestern State after Midwestern State are stories about the amazing progress that is being made with renewable wind and solar energy projects. In Kansas: CJ Online: Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (and generates over 35 percent…

The Republican candidate for Governor of Kansas doesn’t care one bit if a President breaks the law – How will he act if elected Governor?

Kris Kobach, the Republican candidate for Governor of Kansas, was asked about the new criminal proceedings surrounding Donald Trump, and offered up some choice quotes: Kansas.com: Kobach backs Trump after fixer implicates president in campaign finance crime “The Cohen issue…