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Westar residential rates would go up $3 per month under proposed settlement

CEO: What type of revenue increase do we need?<br/>
CFO: I think we need to raise residential rates by at least $3 a month.<br/>
CEO: $3!! That is easy. We will just ask for $7.50 a month increase. The rate board will reject it and make a deal to cut it in half. They get to look like they did their job and we get what we want.

September 23, 2013 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansans to receive $4 million in insurance refunds under Affordable Care Act, White House reports

And ... we have yet another person who doesn't understand the law. You only get a refund if *YOUR* insurance provider doesn't meet the medical loss ratio rule.

July 19, 2013 at 12:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New development slated for Bob Billings and SLT may land a grocery store

I think you have over simplified the situation. The purpose of city planning is to spread out the bad and have controlled growth. Too many bad things have been approved for the east side of town and as a result it will become the place that many people believe it already is. Prairie Park is a great school. They now will have the homeless shelter children population to teach and they will do a good job. Now they want to put low income residential on the corner by farmland property. What is going to happen is people that do take care of their homes and have the time and money to invest in their neighborhood to make it better are going to move out. If you see those people leave than Prairie Park area will no longer be a good place to live and raise a family. The city is not doing a good job on spreading out the bad across the entire community.

July 8, 2013 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

University Senate pushes for more tuition assistance benefits for faculty, staff and their families

Technically, you can ask to audit the class. It won't cost you anything. You just won't get credit for it towards a degree. I know of quite a few retired people around town that take courses at KU for fun.

May 3, 2013 at 4:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

University Senate pushes for more tuition assistance benefits for faculty, staff and their families

The cost of some benefits at KU are already based on salary. Health insurance and the mandatory life insurance policy are two examples. You pay more out of pocket for the benefit the more you earn.

May 3, 2013 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

University Senate pushes for more tuition assistance benefits for faculty, staff and their families

You are right. However, the amount of money a department or school receives is based on enrollment on the 20th day of school. There is also quite a bit of money that is above and beyond tuition. At KU, there is the base rate and than each professional school has a course fee per credit hour. For example, the $1000 scholarship mentioned above won't cover the cost of a single three hour undergraduate class in the School of Business with a course fee of $119.70 per hour.

May 3, 2013 at 4:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City approves new location for Tuesday Farmers' Market in downtown

You do realize that the Farmer's Market has to enter into an agreement with the City to get access the parking lots, right? You do realize they have to acquire the appropriate permits from the city that costs $$ to get access to the parking lots right? They are paying for the usage and the city is also getting sales tax dollars. In addition, people who go to the Farmer's Market quite often shop at other stores downtown while visiting the market. They just need a spot to hold it. It isn't like they are asking for a 10 year, 100% tax abatement like all the other crooks around here.

March 7, 2013 at 4:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City approves new location for Tuesday Farmers' Market in downtown

a) Yes. b) If necessary. c) Probably not, but they clean up after themselves. d) No. e) The question is too general for an answer.

What is your point? You could find out some of this by using something called "Google".

http://www.lawrencefarmersmarket.com/...

March 7, 2013 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Labor groups suffer blow in Kansas House

Let me get this right. It is bullying if we express to a representative that we don't like the way they voted? Don't they call that Lobbying?

January 31, 2013 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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