LarryM (Larry Miller)

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Property tax lid causing harm, Kansas cities and counties tell lawmakers

I don't understand why requiring the people who are going to pay the tax to vote on the tax is a bad thing.

December 8, 2017 at 12:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence's $4.4 million LED light installation raises health concerns

Most new cell phones and tablets have an option to turn down the blue light so using them in the evening does not interfere with going to sleep. While the AMA just came out with this recommendation, it has been reported as an issue for several years. The bluer light is treated by your body as time to be awake, making it harder to go to sleep.

August 24, 2017 at 12:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Austrian convicted of hate speech relating to Muslims to address Douglas County GOP; demonstration planned

I attended the event. They made a point of saying the GOP was not involved at all. The newspaper article was very misleading compared to what the facts were. I'm very disappointed.

March 8, 2017 at 11:14 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

Thanks, yes I was referring to all the taxes collected. I am also assuming the house does not burn down at the end of ten years. Most houses last at least 50 years so 40 years at $7,704.54 is $308,221.60.. If the property is not improved it would be $3,82.00.
Clearly improving the property makes more than infrastructure costs over the 50 years.
It still looks like a good idea to me.

July 19, 2016 at 2:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

So a business versus housing. How do we calculate those costs for each type? I keep seeing opinions, but no actual numbers.

July 19, 2016 at 9:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

we make more money if they build. I don't understand why that is a problem.

July 18, 2016 at 2:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

Perhaps you can explain this to me. The Lawrence tax rate is 131.054 mils. So, if understand it, an empty property worth $5000 would pay $655.27 in taxes. If someone builds on the property and it is now worth $500,000 the taxes would be 100 times more so $65,527. If they get an 80% discount, the taxes would be $13105.40. That is more than the unimproved taxes. So why is there all this fuss about the 80%? The city gets more money right awasy and after ten years gets a lot more money. What do I not understand?

July 18, 2016 at 12:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Son of Billy Graham urges Christians to vote in Kansas

Actually. the amendment says that government is to stay out of religion.

April 30, 2016 at 6:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Son of Billy Graham urges Christians to vote in Kansas

See - you avoid it. You are being distracted. God loves you.

April 30, 2016 at 6:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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