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Kansas GOP senators propose taking break amid deadlock on tax talks

Maybe if they didn't spend so much time on Kobach's agenda, guns, guns, guns, restricting women's rights, and that all important putting the thumb screws to the university, they'd have had the time to do the really hard work - like actually running the state.

June 2, 2015 at 9:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'March to zero' likely to produce future budget shortfalls, GOP lawmakers concede

Instead of the elephant, the GOP should adopt the lemming as its symbol. They see the edge of the cliff and yet they follow.

June 2, 2015 at 9:35 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Threat of furloughs looms large as Kansas tax debate continues

Great, you sobered up before the other drunk, but you still left him with the keys.

June 1, 2015 at 4:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate rejects repealing sales tax exemptions

It becomes more obvious everyday that these are just "pod people." Their brains were taken long ago and now they just spout gibberish. Taxes are theft. Sales taxes are "just consumption taxes" so much better than income taxes. Like any of us can cut down on some base consumption - or that consumption is bad. Let's see what happens when we have organized "shop Missouri weekends," or "pay the sales tax, don't buy the fries/drink."

June 1, 2015 at 12:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback outlines new tax plan to close budget gap

Here's a protest idea - have organized "shop in Missouri" weekends. Decades ago, the shopping malls sprang up on the Kansas side because of the Missouri "blue laws." There could be "no fast food fries" to offset what patrons have to pay in the increased tax. The best thing would be to stop paying the "fool's tax," by not buying lottery tickets. Force the GOP to realize that there are far more "little guys and gals" and if they go on a buyer's strike, there will be real problems in Kansas.

May 30, 2015 at 9:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Companies Cannot Buy State Employees,' says KU in open records case involving teacher with Koch ties

Sites like RealClearPolitics see this as universities opposing free and open debate, and diversity of views. The problem that we have to come face to face with is that corporations, businesses and some individuals have become large than the nation states/countries where they reside/do business. Corruption and politics is nothing new, but are we prepared for our public policy to be so heavily "influenced" by business interests?

May 28, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Westar Energy rates to increase to cover environmental costs

Personally, I'd rather spite Westar and turn down the thermostat.

May 22, 2015 at 12:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU Art and Design Building named for former Chancellor Chalmers

Long, long overdue. Almost everyone you attended KU from that period to later who knew anything about KU campus history, knew who the building should be named after, and why it stood nameless. I'm surprised in the current environment that it came to pass now. I guess time heals grudges, even when minds may still be stubborn.

May 21, 2015 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tax plans coming together, but business owners' taxes still a hot issue

Between the Founding Fathers and the late 19th Century we went from a land based, agricultural economy to an industrial economy. Wealth was shifting from what you owned, to what you earned.

May 20, 2015 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House advances bill giving Kobach power to prosecute election crimes

I hope he finds something to do. The state takes away the local level's prerogative to set local zoning laws (fracking) and the local prosecutor's discretion to prosecute. Nothing like big government. How much you want to bet he unleashes his dogs on Douglas, Shawnee and Wyandotte counties? I'd like to include Sedgwick in that mix, but something's just gone wrong there. Lose your job at Boeing, become a conservative and religious fanatic. I don't see the connection.

May 20, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )