The Chiefs traded their first- and seventh-round NFL Draft picks for the 49ers second-, fourth- and sixth-round picks. It was anticlimactic to not have a first-round pick, but GM John Dorsey believes the “sweet spot” of the draft is in the acquired picks. Dorsey said the move was not in response to forfeiting their third-round pick, but it’s hard to believe that wasn’t factor.
A group that backs liquor sales in Kansas grocery and convenience stores is offering lawmakers a plan to raise $40 million at a time when the state is trying to close a $290 million budget shortfall. Uncork Kansas says the stores would be willing to pay as much as $200,000 each for an initial license to sell beer, wine and spirits. For smaller stores, the initial license would be $10,000.
Some Kansas lawmakers are shocked that their irresponsible and costly 2012 income tax cuts have decimated the state budget. However, as we’ll see, history shows that some of the main problems with the tax cuts were spelled out to GOP legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback four years ago.