Kansas City Politricks: New Missouri AG & Climate Change Slap Fight Against Skyfall

Just a quick peek at requisite outrage from partisan pundits paid to sound off about a great many topics that locals dutifully overlook. 

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Gov. Mike Parson picks staffer to replace Eric Schmitt as Missouri attorney general * Missouri Independent

Andrew Bailey, 41, who has served as general counsel for Gov. Mike Parson for the last year, will replace Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who was elected to the U.S. Senate earlier this month. Bailey will complete Schmitt's term, which ends in 2024. Parson made the announcement Wednesday morning before the Thanksgiving weekend.

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Haysville school official's wife was paid $41,000 in overtime - The Sentinel

Last week, the Sentinel that Beth Schutte, a school nurse in USD 261 Haysville, was paid $126,000 last year. The district didn't respond to our inquiries before the story was published, but an email sent shortly after publication by Schutte's husband, Assistant Superintendent Clint Schutte, says $41,000 of her income was overtime.

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Kansas regulators want to slash Evergy's energy efficiency plan - Kansas Reflector

Regulators' opposition could unravel a consensus plan to provide millions of dollars in energy efficiency programs to Evergy's Kansas customers . Evergy, the largest electric utility in Kansas, came to agreement with consumer and environmental advocates on a variety of programs meant to lower energy demand and save customers close to $100 million over four years.

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Lawmakers blast Pentagon funding for CRT, liberal gender ideology training, policies

(The Center Square) - A new GOP report details how the Pentagon has prioritized promoting critical race theory, progressive gender ideology and more using taxpayer dollars. The report, commissioned by U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, lays out a series of examples of liberal racial and gender ideology permeating military training, policies and leadership, all at taxpayer expense.

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K-State: We can solve our water crisis together, or all starve together | Commentary

OPINION AND COMMENTARY Kansas is an agricultural powerhouse. We lead the nation in wheat and sorghum production, we have the third-largest number of cattle on ranches and in feed yards, and we have one of the fastest-growing dairy regions in the country. Our farmers and ranchers should hold their heads up high.

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