Kansas City, Kan., is using open data to involve the community and make informed decisions in it's battle against urban blight.Continue reading
For Wichita, crafting and implementing an open data policy is about more than releasing data sets. It’s about doing the right thing and engaging an entire community in the process. Chief Information Officer Mike Mayta explains why.Continue reading
The city of Topeka, Kan., has become the newest city to join the ranks of those passing open data policies.Continue reading
After a statistician found potential anomalies in electoral voting records, Kansas officials are trying to block a lawsuit seeking the release of voting machine paper tapes.Continue reading
The potential for an upset of veteran Sen. Pat Roberts is drawing millions in late contributions to Kansas, some of the more than $300 million outside spenders are investing to influence the outcome of Tuesday's races.Continue reading
A new Koch brothers group raised $15 million in the third quarter of campaign 2014, the most of any committee that filed with the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.Continue reading
As primary season begins to wind down, outside conservative groups are still pouring money into TV ads and mailers, trying to score a few upsets against longtime incumbents.Continue reading
As of July 10, according to data from Sunlight’s Political Ad Sleuth, groups linked to Charles and David Koch have bought advertising time at least 106 different stations from Miami to Anchorage, Alaska.Continue reading
Efforts by states to nullify possible new federal gun control measures have flagged, along with prospects for Congress passing any new legislation in the wake of last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.Continue reading
One day after Colorado voters ousted two state senators over their support for gun control, Missouri lawmakers are debating whether to try to make federal gun control measures illegal in their state. In a special legislative session opening today, opponents of gun control in the Show-Me State are vowing to override Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill that would effectively nullify federal gun control measures.
The law would make it illegal for state employee to enforce them. Nixon (pictured right) called it unconstitutional when he vetoed the measure in July.
As Sunlight first reported in March, the ...Continue reading