Removed art not likely to return to Roeland Park City Hall. Artist Bob Stone, who removed his three sculptures from the grounds of Roeland Park City Hall in protest of the vote that initially defeated the city’s anti-discrimination ordinance, says that it is a great time to place new art at city hall and move forward. Stone says the return of the art “could be divisive at a time when unity is needed.” Stone said he would not presume the return would be welcome. On the city council’s decision to approve the ordinance this week, Stone says, “I am so delighted with the council for deciding to revisit the issue and grateful to all who were brave enough to vote for equality.”
None of moderates targeted by Kansas Chamber, Americans for Prosperity lose. KCUR published an analysis of Tuesday’s primary election results noting that none of the eight moderate Republicans targeted by the Kansas Chamber and Americans for Prosperity — northeast Johnson County Reps. Barbara Bollier and Stephanie Clayton – had lost their elections. “Despite a flood of negative mail in the final weeks of the campaign, all of the targeted members survived their primary challenges, according to final but unofficial results. Several won by wide margins,” reads the story. [Effort In Kansas To Unseat Moderate House Republicans Comes Up Short — KCUR]
Several Lancers among “Top Football Players to Watch for 2014.” Sports in Kansas published a list of ‘Top Football Players to Watch for 2014’ Monday, and four SM East players made the 6A list. They are: defensive end Kyle Ball; linebacker Devin Price; wide receiver/defensive back Charley White; and linebacker James Woolridge. Check out the full list here.
Standard & Poor’s drops Kansas credit rating citing sliding revenues. Standard & Poor’s Ratings Service downgraded its credit rating for the state of Kansas Wednesday, saying the decrease in revenues that resulted from the tax cuts implemented in 2012 was not matched by a commensurate cut in spending. [Latest Blow to Gov. Brownback: Kansas Debt Downgrade — Wall Street Journal]