Kansas

(July 2, 2018) – Yesterdat, laws went into effect in Kansas and Virginia implementing strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures, including cases passed off to the federal government. These new laws take a first step that could lead to more substantive reforms.  The Kansas House Committee on Judiciary sponsored House Bill 2459 (HB2459). In Virginia,…

TOPEKA, Kan. (April 6, 2018) – Last Monday, Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signed a bill into law implementing strict reporting requirements for all asset forfeitures in the state. The bill takes a first step that could lead to substantive reforms.  The Committee on Judiciary introduced House Bill 2459 (HB2459) on Jan. 11. The new law requires…

TOPEKA, Kan. (March 18, 2018) – Last week, a Kansas Senate committee passed a bill that would exempt gold and silver bullion, and other precious metals, from sales tax, encouraging their use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee introduced Senate Bill 437 (SB437) on…

TOPEKA, Kan. (March 9, 2018) – Yesterday, a Kansas House committee passed a bill that would exempt gold and silver bullion, and other precious metals, from sales tax, encouraging their use and taking the first step toward breaking the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. The House of Delegates Taxation Committee introduced House Bill 2421 (HB2421) last…

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 9, 2017) – A bill introduced in the Kansas House would exempt gold and silver bullion, and other precious metals, from sales tax, taking a small but important step toward rejecting the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money. The House of Delegates Taxation Committee introduced House Bill 2421 (HB2421) on May 2. The legislation…

TOPEKA, Kan. (Feb. 8, 2017) – A Kansas bill would legalize medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state, setting the stage for people there to nullify in practice the federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by Sen. David Haley (D-Kansas City), Senate Bill 155 (SB155) would legalize medical marijuana in pursuance of “the police power…

oklovesgmCity fathers spent millions to court General Motors to Oklahoma City   If there’s one thing that Oklahoma’s Republican and Democrat politicians have had a love affair with, it’s Crony Capitalism. When governments pragmatically pick winners and losers via the tax code or awarding of contracts, grants, and other preferential treatment; it inevitably leads to a bitter backlash from the small business sector and individual ta […]