Pundits and politicos are trying to read the tea leaves about the future of the Tea Party. Will it continue to have influence or lose steam because of its prominent role in shutting down the government for 16 days?
From the future of the Tea Party to the future of Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders. Blogger Tony Botello, who runs the popular Tony’s Kansas City blog, writes that the outcome of the November vote on a medical research tax will have a major impact on Sanders’ standing.
Let’s call this next segment “Little House on the Prairie Village.” A Johnson County judge ousted two-term councilman David Morrison for using City Hall as a homeless shelter for his longtime friend, Kelly Malone. When council members learned what happened, they sought to oust Morrison and ultimately succeeded. Is the punishment too harsh?
Kansas Board of Regents Chairman, Fred Logan of Johnson County, is preparing his colleagues for a possible battle over tenure for professors at state colleges and universities. Logan says he’s “heard” that some legislators may try to change the way tenure is awarded. Is it time for Kansas and others to re-examine the concept of tenure for educators?