DocMatter (Brad Greenwood)


Comment history

Editorial: Tax reflex

"it’s disappointing that local officials are willing to give so little consideration to any option except raising local property taxes to help finance their budget."

In regard to the school financing, what other options do they have? The state has just essentially taken funding away from the Lawrence school district, so if there are other feasible options besides raising the LOB, I'm sure the board would love to hear them. (Note, the key word here is "feasible".)

April 16, 2014 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate committee approves bill to limit conservation easements

It's just one aspect of the Republicans' un-holy trinity targeted by the Ks legislature and the guv... Environment, Education and Health Care. As long as it's good for "Koch" business, these 3 are definitely expendable as viewed by our powers that be.
We can only hope that the rest of the state will wake up and try and vote these clowns out before the damage they do is irreparable.

March 22, 2014 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Supreme Court orders some school funding increases, sends big question back to lower court

Just waiting now to see who'll be the first state official to thumb their nose at the Supreme Court... and the children of Kansas.

March 7, 2014 at 11:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Instructions for online practice exams; anti-Common Core bill

I think we should require every legislature to take the practice exams and have their results published. That would probably go a long way in explaining why they all seem so darn scared of education.

February 13, 2014 at 5:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House panel expands gun-rights measure

Yeah, this makes sense! To avoid the intense inconvenience of having to unload your gun at various county and city boundaries, lets make it perfectly legal for anyone, even without a concealed carry permit, to keep their gun loaded all the way across this wonderful state of ours. I'm sure nothing bad can come of it. (see Michael Dunn- Jacksonville).

Meanwhile, let's make damn sure we fingerprint and drug test all the teachers.

February 13, 2014 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Geologists to measure aquifer levels

I'll bet if all the farmers were as frugal as your family was, we wouldn't have this problem.

December 23, 2013 at 4:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Geologists to measure aquifer levels

The bulk of the water in the Ogallala is most likely runoff from the last ice-age or even before that... long before we were around to tap into it. It currently only replenishes naturally from precipitation at a rate of about 0.5 inches per year, if we're lucky.
So, we either hope for another ice-age to fill it back up or switch to more sustainable farming methods to make it last as long as we can.

December 23, 2013 at 2:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Francisco, others warn about attempts to change state's renewable energy standard

Oh, I don't know... I was asking for evidence to back up a previous comment. Evidence, as in the exact opposite of innuendo. So you'll excuse me if I don't plead "guilty" to your "baseless" charge.

December 6, 2013 at 10:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Francisco, others warn about attempts to change state's renewable energy standard

Just how many eagles have been killed by wind turbines to date? Just wondering...

December 6, 2013 at 7:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )