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When you put ringers in line of power, what do you get? Predetermined responses that does NOT necessary have the best interest of the majority!
forgot to include that lawyer Bangerter, whose office was the announcement location of Sammy Brownback's run for Governor, suddently became an "independent' a month or so before being appointed -- law limits members of either party from having more than five members on the board of regents. Liar Sammy got his sixth Republican -- oh, wait independent -- in appointing Bangerter. Sad way to start as a non-honest board of regents member. Oh and his law firm is the big one protecting the meat factories from paying workers that get injured in the very dangerous killing floors. Check it out here:
Reminder -- he works to stop payment to the injured --
"His cases have made new law in Kansas regarding such work issues as determining accident dates; issues regarding employee termination for cause and whether a work disability should be granted; consideration of overtime when determining qualification for work disabilities; the applicability of the agricultural pursuit exemption, and the impact of a person’s legal status on work benefits."
PS almost forgot his weird religious 600 foot Jesus education. That will show up soon enough.
Three individuals whose personal income and professional success are 100% tied to government spending and government programs, including in two cases the financial gains of their spouses.
Workers comp? Check. State employee and then "neighborhood association"? Check. Topeka public schools for pete's sake? Check.
Sort of like their boss, the career politician who has never held a "real job" in his life. They all believe in "traditional, small government," just not so small that it doesn't generate a paycheck every two weeks.
"Bangerter said. 'My preference is that we go in the other direction.'"
No worries. Kansas is definitely going the other direction. Thirty seven other states increased funding to higher education this year; others kept funding flat. With two years of cuts from the Legislature, Kansas joined Louisiana, Wyoming and Wisconsin in going the other direction.
Some universities have risen in the national rankings. With both KU and K-State dropping in the rankings this year and clearly headed downward in the years ahead Kansas is definitely going the other direction.
China is now investing an additional $2.5 billion a year in higher education. Kansas is going the other direction.
So, yes, let's cut funding to higher education for two years AND lower tuition. Closing programs, laying off faculty, reducing research, and increasing class sizes at universities aren't desirable measures in the rest of the country, but Kansas is clearly going the other direction.
His Excellency Ed Hammond (over26 years of bs) is safe to keep up his version of higher education. these clowns have no idea.
As mentioned above by the Captain, the small government advocates Bangartner, Brownback and Van Etten have all of their lives made their livings by association with the government.
Have they seen the light now that they have cashed in? It's called pulling up the ladder behind you, and the Kansas government is hauling that ladder up in the form of cuts to higher education and, next up, K-12.
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