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July brings new law allowing Kansas public employees to carry concealed weapons

It is so funny when liberals get all hysterical.

July 1, 2016 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union, district reach tentative agreement on pay raise for educators

You would be astounded at my income level, and very jealous. But again, if you dont like your job, find another, and work a full year.

June 29, 2016 at 4:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union, district reach tentative agreement on pay raise for educators

That is what white collared professionals do. My flight home doesnt arrive until 8 pm Friday. Its 10pm before I am back to Lawrence. But I dont complain about it. Its part of the job.

June 29, 2016 at 4:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union, district reach tentative agreement on pay raise for educators

How naive are you ?

Do you think someone with a degree in business working for a company punches a time clock and goes home when the whistle blows?

The grading papers at night arguement is worn out. If you dont like being a teacher, go get another job. But you will have to give up summers at the pool.

I will hang my hat on objective data anytime. I will leave the subjective asterisks, buts, and what ifs to you.

June 29, 2016 at 2:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Teachers union, district reach tentative agreement on pay raise for educators

A Lawrence teacher starts at $37,630. There are 186 school days per year. That works out to $202 per day.

According the KU School of Business, for an individual graduating with a degree in marketing the average starting pay is $45,060. There are 240 working days in a business year. That is $187 per day.

June 29, 2016 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New numbers show lack of racial diversity in Douglas County; minority numbers, though, are growing

Here, I will do the simple research for you.

According to the 2010 Census, the racial makeup of the state population was:

86.7% of the population was White American (77.5% non-Hispanic white):

6.3% was Black or African American:

1.2% American Indian and Alaska Native:

2.9% Asian American.

In other words, the Liberal Lawrence is what is commonly called Lilly white. Even in comparison to the much hated Johnson County.

June 27, 2016 at 10:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach planning to throw out thousands of Kansans' votes for state, local races

Then, are you implying you wont vote for him for governor ?

June 24, 2016 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kobach planning to throw out thousands of Kansans' votes for state, local races

Now, that was entertaining to read.

Lawrence liberals really are funny.

June 24, 2016 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Undercounted Medicaid application backlog irks Kansas lawmakers

Dot, your reading comprehension skills are totally lacking.

I specifically stated in this thread, “The problem here is the Kansas requirement of accepting the low bid rather than the most qualified.”

Accenture was low bid, though ill equipped to administer the contract. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas didnt even bid on it because of the rules.

Thirty nine states and the District of Columbia utilize private contractors to administer their Medicaid plans covering over 45 million people. For example, Iowa contracts with Anthem and AmeriHealth for its Medicaid program. AmeriHealth is a nonprofit division of BCBS Michigan, while Anthem is for profit. Florida uses United Health Care exclusively.

Because of its expertise in managing health care for 70 million people, UHC saves money while being effective, in comparison to a handful of state employee running a program. It is the same with other such companies. But antiquated bid rules handcuff Kansas.

June 22, 2016 at 6:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Undercounted Medicaid application backlog irks Kansas lawmakers

You seem to be unable to stay on the topic of the financial administration of government health care programs.

But, your constant diatribe against greed and profit is quite amusing.

You are proud of your KPERS retirement.

KPERS return on its $16.6 billion dollars of investments has averaged 11.7% for the last five years, or $1.9 billion dollars per year.

It pays $1.5 billion per year in retirement benefits to people like you.

The top ten KPERS equity holdings include profit mongers such as Apple, Nestle, Microsoft, Exxon, Roche, Novartis, Johnson and Johnson, General Electric and Wells Fargo. That is not including the hedge funds KPERS is invested in.

In other words, the greed and profit that you despise so much, the root of all evil, is paying your retirement.

And, few care about your irrelevant personal anecdotes.

June 22, 2016 at 3:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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