MelindaHenderson (Melinda Henderson)


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Where is the Rock Chalk Park bump? Sales tax numbers create questions about how much Junior Olympics visitors spent in Lawrence

Oh, Wilbur...this must be a first! I should screen shot this. Let me know if you want a yard sign!

November 1, 2017 at 9:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Where is the Rock Chalk Park bump? Sales tax numbers create questions about how much Junior Olympics visitors spent in Lawrence

Just vote NO on all three sales taxes on the ballot and let's give the city the time it obviously needs to re-think how to pay for these projects. Remember, they don't expire until March 31, 2019, so there's still time to have that discussion.

November 1, 2017 at 2:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Unaffordable housing can be solved with pennies

"We have the opportunity to vote yes Nov. 7, and thereby largely solve the severe, systemic shortage of affordable housing in our community."

Please define "largely solve" and show your math how we would arrive there in ten years.

Thank you.

September 26, 2017 at 12:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Renew sales tax

Why won't Justice Matters take on the real problem here? We have a severe shortage of jobs that pay enough to afford to live here?

September 26, 2017 at 3:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Faith group wants Lawrence residents to vote yes on affordable housing sales tax

Nobody has really asked this question yet: How many new affordable housing units will this $10.5 million be able to create in ten years?

September 25, 2017 at 2:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Misleading editorial


What about all the infrastructure projects from the 5-year CIP plan?

September 25, 2017 at 1:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislators vow to oppose proposed Tyson plant in Tonganoxie

Yeah. Hank. I noticed him, too.

September 16, 2017 at 5:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City must pay to truck 10 million gallons of nitrogen-contaminated water from Farmland site

Another gift from Corliss that will keep on giving.

September 13, 2017 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Renewal of infrastructure sales tax puts $63 million in projects on the line

It's a totally different economic environment now than it was it 2008. That was before Brownback demolished the state budget. In 2008, the state sales tax was 5.3% Today it's 6.5%. That's an increase of over 1.2% that we have no guarantee is going to be lowered anytime soon. AND WE PAY SALES TAX ON FOOD AND GROCERIES!

“And so I think it works out better for everybody because everybody gets to pay in,” Amyx said. That's just not a good enough reason.

The city really needs to cool its jets for a bit.

September 10, 2017 at 8:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to review infrastructure spending plan for sales tax proceeds

"The City Commission adopted the 2018-2022 CIP as part of its budget process and assumed renewal of the sales tax."

Bad move on the assumption.

September 5, 2017 at 12:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )