KC Monitor column – GOP’s D.C. Opportunity: Put Money, Time Into School Choice

link: http://kcmonitor.com/columnists/kansas-report/gop%E2%80%99s-d-c-opportunity-put-money-time-into-school-choice-1389

GOP’s D.C. Opportunity: Put Money, Time Into School Choice Continue reading

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Hodge’s column in The Citizen about the Johnson County Charter Commission and pro-life legislation

link to original article

JoCo Char­ter Com­mis­sion forms

Thir­teen peo­ple may dra­mat­i­cally shape a county of 550,000 res­i­dents in the com­ing months. Thir­teen is a major­ity of 25, the num­ber of peo­ple on the John­son County Char­ter Com­mis­sion, which begins to meet in February. Continue reading

Press release – Audio: Hodge on KMBZ 980 with Darla Jaye to discuss JCCC; Read Byrnes v. JCCC court ruling

Benjamin Hodge
Kansas GOP Delegate, 2009-’10
Kansas Representative, 2007-’08
JCCC Trustee, 2005-’09
Web site: BenjaminHodge.com
Phone: (913) 259-4236
Email: contact@benjaminhodge.com

Monday, January 24, 2011

US District Judge Eric Melgren: “I don’t know that what
they [the students] did was disruptive. I think the college’s
reaction was disruptive.”

Read the transcript of the ruling of the court

Also: KMBZ 980’s Darla Jaye recently interviewed Benjamin Hodge.
You can listen to the audio on YouTube. Continue reading

Hodge endorsed for JCCC Board by Bob Montgomery, State Representative and At-Large Olathe City Councilman

Benjamin Hodge
Kansas GOP Delegate, 2009-’10
Kansas Representative, 2007-’08
JCCC Trustee, 2005-’09
Web site: BenjaminHodge.com
Phone: (913) 259-4236
Email: contact@benjaminhodge.com

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hodge endorsed for JCCC Board by Bob Montgomery, State Representative and At-Large Olathe City Councilman Continue reading

KC Star blog – Hodge rallying troops against OP tax increase

link: http://midwestdemocracyproject.org/blogs/entries/hodge-rallying-troops-against-op-tax-increase/

brad cooper. 6 days, 13 hours ago

Conservative Republican Ben Hodge is circulating a poll on the Internet in a last-ditch effort to get Overland Park to vote down a property tax increase Monday night.

In a poll of 340 likely voters (not sure how many were property owners), 80 percent said they were opposed to a 46 percent increase in property taxes. Fourteen percent said they supported it and 6 percent said they were undecided. Continue reading

Kansas City Star profile on JCCC candidates – JCCC candidates focus on transparency, revenue

Original linK: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/03/25/v-print/2751090/jccc-candidates-focus-on-transparency.html

Posted on Fri, Mar. 25, 2011
JCCC candidates focus on transparency, revenue
By MARÁ ROSE WILLIAMS
The Kansas City Star
A slate of nine candidates is going after three at-large seats on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees. Continue reading

Judicial Selection Reform Needed in Sunflower State – KC Monitor column

Judicial Selection Reform Needed in Sunflower State

The KC Monitor
03.03.11 | By: 

“The basic issue here is democ­racy, where we have equal vot­ing rights for all citizens.”

— Stephen Ware, Pro­fes­sor of Law, Uni­ver­sity of Kansas

Ware is not refer­ring to an emerg­ing democ­racy in a far-off nation. Rather, he’s talk­ing about the lack of a democ­racy in his home state of Kansas, where judges are cho­sen secretly by an elite, unac­count­able group of peo­ple. In fact, the judi­cial selec­tion method used in Kansas is less account­able, less demo­c­ra­tic than in any other state. Continue reading