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Kansas lands $3.9M highway grant

August 19, 2011

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The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Wednesday that Kansas will receive $3.9 million in federal grant money for seven highway projects.

The largest grant is for $1.65 million, to go toward implementing SMART Work Zone Technology throughout the state. The technology alerts drivers about work zone conditions by broadcasting real-time traffic data online and on portable road signs.

Some $147,375 will go to help the Kansas Department of Transportation to train minorities, women and disadvantaged people in northeast Kansas for highway construction jobs. And $12,000 will go toward constructing kiosks along Native Stone Scenic Byway, outside of Topeka.

Comments

sunny 2 years, 8 months ago

Instead of 'grant', why don't they call it like it is and say 'tax payer money'.

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FlintlockRifle 2 years, 8 months ago

Hey Sammy, keep it we need the by-pass finished after 20 sub odd years

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usnsnp 2 years, 8 months ago

Wont have to worry about the grant,it probably will never arrive. 30 Sept 2011 the federal Gas Tax which is 18.5 Cents expires. Then there will not be any money for roads except what the local authorities can come up with.

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Phone_Man 2 years, 8 months ago

I hope they don't send back the money. It could be used to give the life long Kansans Driving lessons and prevent all of the deaths on K-10. No cable barriers required!

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Stuart Sweeney 2 years, 8 months ago

Don't worry SEND IT BACK SAM will make sure we don't use any part of it. That way KANSAS DOLLARS that go to Washington can go to the states that are STUPID enough to keep them!

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Kim Murphree 2 years, 8 months ago

Don't worry, Brownback will send it back and tell us we can get cut back to horse and buggies.

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Getaroom 2 years, 8 months ago

And once again the SnappyPoppy takes another swing at Merrill, who'd have guessed it? And all that from: The Original, "no original thought" sounding off from the depths of the cereal bowl.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 2 years, 8 months ago

Send it back!! Send it back, Sam!!

Oh, that's right, this money goes to some of your corporate benefactors, so it's different.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 8 months ago

I'd swear that I saw this very same drivel on another thread of this award-winning website today.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 8 months ago

Kansas cannot afford Sam Brownback and his out of state team advisors. True to form they are a threat to economic growth never deviating from their 30 year old agenda:

Introducing the RINO Plaftorm Written In Stone:

The RINO party has a long history of economic destruction and crime to include Iran-Contra and Watergate. Like or not a consistent and disturbing pattern has developed by their choosing.

STOP electing RINO’s !

After spending so so many decades in Washington D.C on tax dollar payrolls RINO’s are sure they learned all they needed to know about OUR money and founding reckless economies. RINO’s have much experience under their belts that they never quit sharing.

Introducing the RINO Plaftorm Written In Stone:

  1. TABOR is Coming by Grover Norquist and Koch Bros sells out state governments http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2005/0705rebne.html

  2. The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist(Cost taxpayers $1.4 trillion) http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  3. Wall Street Bank Fraud on Consumers under Bush/Cheney sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many trillions. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

  4. 3 financial institutions were at risk so why $700 billion in bail out money? http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10/good_billions_after_bad_one_year

Tax cuts which do nothing to make an economy strong or produce jobs.

  1. Still A Bad Idea – Bush Tax Cuts - The ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2001/0301miller.html

In the end big debt and super duper bailouts were the results which does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power.

In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:

  • Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

  • Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

• Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

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Gandalf 2 years, 8 months ago

From the NY Times . In a foolhardy indulgence of partisan ideology, Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas is returning a $31.5 million federal grant that would have made his state a leader in technology development for the new federal health care law.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/opinion/gov-brownbacks-selective-budget-worries.html?_r=1&ref=sambrownback

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Gandalf 2 years, 8 months ago

Grants? I thought we didn't need no stinkin grants.

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