In Jackson County, there’s a half-cent sales tax for medical research on the ballot. Backers claim the $40 million-a-year tax will help make Kansas City a major center for translational medicine. What about the downside?
Despite intense opposition from the three county commissioners, Clay County voters will say year or nay next Tuesday to a new constitution. The commisioners say the document is illegal, but a judge refuses to hear the case until after voters have their say. With all the controversy, might one observe that Clay County does not have a functioning government now?
Two new polls show increasing opposition to how Governor Sam Brownback is doing his job. A poll by the Docking Institute of Public Affairs shows disapproval at 42 percent. That survey was release just as apparent gubernatorial nominee Paul Davis named Jill Docking as his running mate. What about these polls and the additon of Docking to the ticket? What do they mean for Kansas Democrats?
Among Kathleen Sebelius’ assignments as Health and Human Services Secretary was implementation of the Affordable Care Act website. The website rollout that sort of began on October 1 has been called a disaster, a debacle, a nightmare, and a prime example of why big government won’t work. Can Sebelius survive the criticism?