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On Kansas Department of Agriculture preparing for move to Manhattan

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oldbaldguy 11 months, 3 weeks ago

okey dokey, this looks good for Manhattan. what about the rest of us?

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So_tired_of_the_whiners 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Ok, so no adminitrative staff is going to make the move because they get paid less than 30k. There are other 30k jobs out there than don't require a 1 hour commutes. Manhattan is more expensive than Topeka or Lawrence. So any employee that doesn't want to go through selling their house to get a smaller or more expensive house will be looking for a different job rather than taking a pay cut. Anybody near retirement might stick out the drive for a little while, but the price of gas and the loss of 2 hours a day on the road will end that pretty quickly. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that this move will gut the agency and reduce the effectiveness of state government. And for what benefit? Oh, they will be located next to NBAF. Like the Feds are going to open the doors to the state and let them look at the various experiments... Got it...

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Shane Garrett 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Perhaps I can now find someone to car pool with. yeah.

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verity 11 months, 3 weeks ago

This may or may not be a good move for the future, but it seems like bad timing for spending more money and making employees choose whether to move their families, with perhaps a spouse who has a job in Topeka, to Manhattan, or to make the very expensive round trip every day. Too many times people have moved for a job and then been laid off.

We know by now that there seems to be another agenda behind everything Brownback et al do. My guess would be that, at least in part, this is a way to get rid of employees who are not ideologically pure, i.e., they have functioning brain cells.

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Bob_Keeshan 11 months, 3 weeks ago

So the state is issuing bonds to be paid off by a state agency, and at the end of the lease the K-State Foundation will own it?

Sweetheart deal.

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ThePilgrim 11 months, 3 weeks ago

This is a roundabout way to cut the employee head count for the KDA. "We are moving. Oh yeah, you need to move yourself."

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JayhawkFan1985 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Leave it to Sam and his cronies...they'll ignore a state law that requires state agencies to be located in Topeka, then they'll try to spin it that more is less. Kansas is so Brownbackward!

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bobberboy 11 months, 3 weeks ago

and an extra 2 hours salary every day for them to get there and back !!!!!!!!!!!!!! *&^holes !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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bobberboy 11 months, 3 weeks ago

what are the employees supposed to do !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ???? Drive 100 + miles daily to keep their jobs !!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope the state wants to pay for mileage !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Kris Norton 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The state will spare no expense to look cheap....more cheapness to come soon. This is a great quote from a KDOT'er....but I can't share his name 'cause he'd probably get fired.

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Kris Norton 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The state will spare no expense to look cheap....more cheapness to come soon. This is a great quote from a KDOT'er....but I can't share his name 'cause he'd probably get fired.

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eljakeo 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Even the Kansas government doesn't want to live in Topeka.

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flloyd 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Boy, Manhattan sure has lots going for it these days. Their economic development and all the related spin-off business is kicking our butts.

It's also soooo much more bicycle friendly for commuting.

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Brock Masters 11 months, 3 weeks ago

The KSU foundation is building the building - is that tax dollars?

Lots of people in Lawrence work there. Long commute to Manhattan.

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toe 11 months, 3 weeks ago

This is a gift to Manhattan from a Governor that went to school there.

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Richard Heckler 11 months, 3 weeks ago

Spending tax dollars to build a building that does not need to built vs remaining in a building that is already home.

Where are the fiscal conservative republicans? The fiscal responsible leadership left town and the reckless spenders moved in..... the bottom line.

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