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Editorial: City salaries

If you are concerned about people being paid fairly, then surely you would support an ordinance (or whatever it should be called) setting the minimum wage in Lawrence at at least $12 an hour. $8-$10 an hour is not a living wage. There are many more people than students and second incomers here who must try to live on that wage.
$12 an hour might begin to meet the bare basics.

April 11, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Departing commissioner urges debate on increasing pay of Lawrence city commissioners

Some of us exist here on $25,000 and less.
Sound impossible? We find it hard to believe it, too.

Before anyone starts screaming about social services, in this case there are none.
Before the recession, had a somewhat decent wage - no longer.

When our leaders are treated like kings, they begin to believe they are, and those lesser become invisible.

April 10, 2013 at 9:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Departing commissioner urges debate on increasing pay of Lawrence city commissioners

Sure, how about a pension and life-time health insurance.

While the city pays a little better wage than businesses overall, I'd be more interested in a city backed initative to raise wages overall in Lawrence. $8-$10 an hour is not a living wage.

Allowing them to raise their own wage is stupidity.

But then, this is a rich man's town.

April 10, 2013 at 8:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Amyx, Farmer, Riordan win election to Lawrence City Commission

Why do I even bother to vote.

Wish I could leave this rich man's town.

April 3, 2013 at 7:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: USPS response

The USPS was having financial problems before the internet.

Too much administration and not enough workers.

Top heavy.

March 28, 2013 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate advances expansion of concealed carry of guns

Just for the record, rapists don't necessarily look for sweet young things. Any female will do, although, the hunting may be easier in areas where there might be more, generally unsuspecting women.

March 28, 2013 at 6:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New pro-business political action committee enters city commission race, fueled by $5,000 donation

Farmer has not "worked wonders" with Just Food.
That opinion probably depends on wheteher you are looking at it from the outside, or as a client.

March 21, 2013 at 4:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New pro-business political action committee enters city commission race, fueled by $5,000 donation

Had already decided I wouldn't vote for those three. Just more of the status quo.
This just confirms it.

Would sure like to see that pattern broken, but don't see that happening.

March 20, 2013 at 9:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )