For more than 30 years the watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm has warned parents about hazardous summer toys. On this year’s list: hoverboards, kiddie pools, bouncy houses and flying helicopters.
Fortunately, extremist Republican men — including Gov. Sam Brownback — lost big time last week when a flawed school funding bill was killed in Topeka. Instead, a better proposal was approved by the Legislature because of solid leadership from women like Johnson County moderate GOP Reps. Melissa Rooker, Barbara Bollier and Stephanie Clayton; Democratic Sen. Laura Kelly; and Kansas City, Kan., Superintendent Cynthia Lane, who stood strong in saying there had to be another solution.