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Immigration bill clears major hurdle; Roberts, Moran vote 'no'

The Hoeven-Corker amendment would require all 6 of the following conditions must be met before Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status, or “green card status,” could be applied for:

1. The Department of Homeland Security has submitted a comprehensive southern border security strategy that includes minimum technologies specified by Congress for each sector along the border, and the plan has been deployed and is operational.
2. The Border Patrol has deployed 20,000 border patrol agents on the southern border, in addition to the 18,500 agents already stationed there.
3. A total of 700 miles of fencing is in place along the border.
4. Specific air assets have been deployed for use in patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border, including: 17 UH-1N helicopters, eight AS-350 light enforcement helicopters, 15 Blackhawk helicopters, eight C-206H (Cessnas), and four unmanned aircraft systems.
5. The mandatory employment verification (E-verify) system has been fully implemented for all employers.
6. The mandated electronic entry-exit system has been implemented at all international air and sea ports of entry within the United States where U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are currently deployed.

June 25, 2013 at 4:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach considering filing charges against protesters who came to his home

When I read several articles and viewed the video I thought of the first amendment to the US Constitution while Kris thought of the second amendment. IF I were a young child the loud voice might scare me, but as an adult protesters who are peaceful do not scare me. I noticed some children in the protest group. I did not hear anything scary said. Did hear the word "love" mentioned.

There are numerous people who come to my residence, my porch, my drive, and they are not trespassing. Had Kris been home and ask the group to leave and any who insisted upon staying on his property would be trespassing in my view. However, they were not ask to leave by Kris and they left voluntarily.

I did not notice anyone standing on his porch. Surely Kris has gone on the porch of others from time to time. No harm in that.

I did notice the shoes being left and it was mentioned they were the shoes of those deported and to remind Kris of families apart. I do have a problem with littering. I have very strong feelings against those who litter, but I did not see anyone litter on the street or sidewalk. I do not consider leaving those shoes on the porch as littering. I think Kris is stretching that a bit.

If a violation of law were obvious Kris would not have to look for one violated. Kris has not done well in court lately. Kris seems to want to prosecute people.

Thinking of that second amendment Kris, try not to shoot yourself in the foot. You somehow associate this event with the second amendment and a gun for protection. That scares me.

June 18, 2013 at 4:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

House set to vote on plan to lower income tax rates but increase overall taxes, cap budget growth


An analysis by the Kansas Center for Economic Growth of the new tax plan showed that Kansans making $37,000 or less would see a tax increase, while those making more than that would see a tax cut. The largest percentage tax cut would be for those making from $180,000 to $439,000 per year.

Proposal after proposal with the same result, they lower taxes for those well off and raise taxes for those with less income.

May 30, 2013 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NAMI report says Medicaid expansion would help thousands of Kansans living with mental illness


So much easier to just say "No" to the expansion, no to the mentally ill, no to those needing health care. Facts, like those prevented in this report only confuse those trying to make a simple political decision. Life is more difficult when distracted if only for a short while to consider improving the quality of life for the people of Kansas. Further, "save lives" and prevention make issues difficult. Can't we consider improving the quality of life, save lives, prevent problems, and save money at the same time. If the legislators stick their heads in the sand won't their behinds show.

May 30, 2013 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansans paying 2nd highest state sales tax in nation on groceries


Only one state Mississippi has a higher sales tax on food than Kansas. Part of Sam's vision for Kansas?

May 30, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate Republicans approve sales tax increase, cuts in income tax rates, lower food sales tax


"Kansas is one of only seven states that charge the full sales tax on groceries."

May 24, 2013 at 8:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republicans push through proposal blocking the desires of advocates for the developmentally disabled


"...the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy and the handicapped. " ~ Last Speech of Hubert H. Humphrey

"A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Ghandi

"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little."
Franklin D. Roosevelt

May 9, 2013 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

About 100 people rally against policies of Brownback and legislative majority


No don't have to take my word for it. I am just saying I was there and I took a count. There was closer to 200 there than 100. I would estimate the number of speakers at 20 and there was a group of about 50 just a few feet to my right. I could not see how many were behind me. My name is 1Dem. This was not a Dem event.

You can be suspect all you want to. Best way to know who and how many attends an event is to be there. There seems to always be an arguement of how many attended. Had 10,000 attended it would have made the news, but not changed the extreme right agenda of this administration.

May 5, 2013 at 6:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

About 100 people rally against policies of Brownback and legislative majority


My last sentence is this administration represents the corporations and their lobbyists, not the people. My last sentence refers to this administration.

I made no statement about you being a corporation or a lobbyist and I made no statement about who you support.

May 5, 2013 at 5:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

About 100 people rally against policies of Brownback and legislative majority


What i am saying is I counted closer to 200 than 100 attending. The reporter wrote more than 100 and that it was. I estimate it was over 200. If 10,000 attended this administration would have paid no attention as they represent corporate interests.

May 5, 2013 at 5:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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