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On Editorial: Turnpike trial


Floyd Craig 11 months, 4 weeks ago

yeah well brownback is going to screw it up like he has every thing else the guys who work the kta dose a good job last winter they did great I use it 5 days a week n those guys were on it they even pick up the tire stuff that comes off the big trucks down to trash n keeps it looking good with ol brownie it wopnt be the samehes out for money he can screw out of the public or people of kansas


sciencegeek 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Johnston wasn't forced to resign; he saw the handwriting on the wall, and left while he could. Just like hundreds of other state employees.

The question is, who's going to keep watch on this? This legislature? Even if they were willing to go to the mat to disagree with the governor, the only information they'll have to study is whatever the administration presents to them. And this group has manipulated data (i.e. fudged) to a degree never seen in state politics. They can lie to your face and not even blink.

As Mark Twain said, "Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable."


Thomas Bryce 11 months, 4 weeks ago

I know it has been a long time since the Turnpike was built, but I seem to recall that the tolls for the use of the Turnpike were going to be Temporary. They said they were going to impose tolls until they recouped the cost of construction. THAT is one expensive Turnpike.


Larry Sturm 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Turnpike fees are collected for turnpike repairs and not for every road project in the state. Fees that are collected for one thing it is illegal to be used for other projects I hope this is contested in the courts.


Orwell 11 months, 4 weeks ago

More and more I find myself thinking back to Jimmy Breslin's description of Rudy Giuliani: "A small man in search of a balcony."


Paul R Getto 11 months, 4 weeks ago

Good advice. Keep an eye on everything and watch as the disaster unfolds. Local taxes will go through the roof and/or there will be massive service cuts.


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