To the editor:
The Kansas Legislature is trying to figure out how to pay for the needed repairs and maintenance of our state universities. My experience with deferring maintenance is it usually costs quite a bit more to fix than when the problem was originally identified. With education, especially post-secondary, almost being a necessity for a decent wage, this procrastination has to stop.
It is easier for the taxpayer to accept a small yearly raise in state taxes than a huge one. Education along with common sense is what is needed to solve the problem now and prevent it from happening in the future. What it boils down to is, without education, people will not be able to better themselves, resulting in low state revenues.
William R. "Randy" Merson, Junction City