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Kansas City area to get 1,001 electric car chargers

Actually the number of hybrid cars not paying gas tax is a concern. The remedy is quite simple. At registration charge an annual road tax of $300 for electric cars and $150 for hybrids.

January 28, 2015 at 2:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Shakespeare slight

But Western Civ is so haaarrrrd ! Why should I care about this Plato guy? And "Discourse on Method” is so lonnnng. And Shakespeare writes funny.

It was just reported that some Colorado university just added a class about the movie "Mean Girls." Why study Homer, when you can study LIndsay Lohan?

January 28, 2015 at 10:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas geologist says fracking not the cause of earthquakes

A conspiracy behind every thought that disagrees with yours.

January 27, 2015 at 6:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas geologist says fracking not the cause of earthquakes

Signal: " I suspect, is a paid mouthpiece for the fracking industry."

Article: "The state's top geologist."

"Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey.".

It would appear he is a state employee rather than a mouthpiece for the industry.

January 27, 2015 at 6:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas City area to get 1,001 electric car chargers

In Kansas, one pays a gas tax of 42.4 cents per gallon. 18.4 federal tax, and 24 state tax. On a 15 gallon fill up, the gas taxes are $6.30. This money is for the highway fund to build and maintain roads. Because only those driving pay the tax, it is essentially a user fee.

Since the electric car people are paying no such monies for roads, they are getting the benefit without helping pay the cost.

January 27, 2015 at 6:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sin tax increases could hurt wallets, but unlikely to curb vices, Lawrencians say

So people that drink and smoke are morally inferior?

And when I buy a bottle of Camus Borderies Cognac, the taxes will be more than someone buying a bottle of Old Crow. So it takes a bigger swipe at me, being high income, and wanting the finer things in life.

January 26, 2015 at 3:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sin tax increases could hurt wallets, but unlikely to curb vices, Lawrencians say

I recall there was just an election less than three months ago. Brownback won.

January 26, 2015 at 3:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sin tax increases could hurt wallets, but unlikely to curb vices, Lawrencians say

Actually, Dot, Aronoff does pay taxes.

He pays property taxes, either directly or indirectly, of 58 mills for USD 497. That means that almost half of his property taxes go to local schools. Of course those taxes are on a home, a business, or a vehicle.

If he drives, he also pays 24 cents taxes per gallon on his gasoline. That is in addition to the registration taxes on his vehicle. If he drives on the turnpike to Topeka or KC, he pays a fee of a couple of bucks each way. But of course those are not taxes, but are for the KTA to maintain its roads.

So who are you to tell him not to use public roads or send his kids to public school??

January 26, 2015 at 3:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Select KU, Haskell students get word they'll have preferred seating at Obama event

I think I am going to kill myself.

You are right….somewhat.

But as you pointed out, all JUCO is not free. Only in 13 vocations in JUCO is tuition paid by the state. Two for example, are training to be an electrician or a plumber.

It appears to be an excellent program the evil Republicans passed and Brownback signed into law. In fact it may be the best kept secret in the state.

But this program brings up a question. Why is anyone on welfare, unemployment, or complaining about minimum wage, when the taxpayers will pay to train them in good vocations that have decent wages? Why not quit the job at WalMart and learn to be a machinist?

January 23, 2015 at 1:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Select KU, Haskell students get word they'll have preferred seating at Obama event

Howlette

You wrote earlier in this thread “...in Kansas for the free JC tuition that they already have as law here...”

The current tuition rates at JOCO JUCO are:
$ 88 per credit hour for Johnson County residents;
$ 103 per credit hour for other Kansas county residents;
$ 16 per credit hour for Age 60+.

At KCK JUCO:
In-State Kansas Resident: $78 per credit hour (plus $15 per credit hour student fee);
TEC In-State Students: $78 per credit hour (plus $15 per credit hour course fee, plus $75 student fee for most courses).

From their web site: "Kansas City Kansas Community College tuition is $2,040 per year for in-state residents."

So where does the "free JC tuition" you refer to come into play? Just curious.

January 22, 2015 at 7:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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