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House delays budget vote, plans to work past midnight

"Shortly after the bill failed, the House agreed to suspend one of its own rules so it could continue meeting after midnight. That rule prohibits the House from meeting between midnight and 8 a.m."

And let's all take a moment to remember why this rule was instituted in the first place: http://cjonline.com/news/2012-05-21/s...

But does Jene Vickrey care? Nope. Even though the legislature has 17 more calendar days, he wants the budget done tonight before the revenue estimates come in Monday.

May 1, 2016 at 9:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House OKs bill prohibiting local 'inclusionary zoning' laws, nutrition labeling

I appreciate your comments, David, and don't disagree with a lot of them. I'll try to respond later, but right now I'm just too tired to comment. FWIW, the bill did just pass the Senate so it's on to the governor and I'm sure he'll sign it.

May 1, 2016 at 5:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House OKs bill prohibiting local 'inclusionary zoning' laws, nutrition labeling

I will feel pure joy the day that Luke Bell leaves Kansas for Illinois. He's done enough damage to LFK, even though he lives here. Try replacing him with someone who at least doesn't go after the town he lives in, KAR. Those bills were a crock and we all know it.

May 1, 2016 at 12:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House rejects giving Brownback more say in judicial selection, then reconsiders

"Kansas House rejects giving Brownback more say in judicial selection."

Until they decided to re-evaluate that decision. By ONE vote.

April 30, 2016 at 7:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Partial rollback of business tax exemption draws supporters, opponents

Don't feed the trolls, people. It's not worth your time. They'll never back up their statements or answer your questions. If you stop feeding them, maybe they'll go away.

April 28, 2016 at 10:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate spat sees Hensley say to Francisco: ‘I’m done with you’

You and I hardly (if ever?) agree, but I do appreciate the validation. I thought I missed something. Carry on.

April 23, 2016 at 8 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate spat sees Hensley say to Francisco: ‘I’m done with you’

I think that was the original intent of Peter's story, but a lot of readers got thrown off by what a "pass" vote really is and didn't have marci's entire "Explanation of Vote" until I posted it. Not that everyone read it, but ...

April 23, 2016 at 8 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district's finance council considers property tax increase

Wherever I've lived, I've always supported paying taxes for public education. I moved back to Lawrence 20 years ago at age 43, exactly because I knew it would be a great diverse community and that the state government was still very moderate and taxes were fair. Sadly, that's not the state I live in any longer. I'm just trying to survive financially at this point. As are other baby boomers my age. We're not all "selfish and money-grubbing". And Lawrence is in no danger of becoming a low-tax haven.

April 23, 2016 at 2:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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