Friday, June 01, 2012
Rick Cohen: "Kansas Nonprofits Told to Sit Down and Shut Up" @ Nonprofit Quarterly
[Excerpt] "There is important and distressing news for nonprofits coming from the state of Kansas, where Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has been implementing a string of policies that have been less than kind to the nonprofit sector. The latest from the Brownback administration is possibly the most significant and deleterious of the state’s cascading laws and regulations adversely affecting nonprofits: the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS) has generated new boilerplate language for its contracts with service providers aimed at bolstering restrictions on state contractors using government funding for legislative lobbying. However, the language is much broader than that, and so vague as to put a muzzle over the free speech rights of nonprofits that are simply trying to advocate and educate for the sake of their constituents. ..."
Read more at Nonprofit Quarterly.