Comment history

State workers at site of shooting had guards, security until Kansas' privatization push

Is it really more efficient to put a profit-making aspect to doing the government business? I'd like my taxes to be as low as possible - while still maintaining effective and efficient tax collection, business records, election data, health and human services, prisons, public safety, transportation, courts, education, environmental protection, and all the other services that we rely on for shared communities. Investment in our people and infrastructure is just that - an investment.

September 21, 2017 at 5:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: A plan must precede a tax

"Keep raising the sales tax..."
The sales tax is a continuation of a tax already charged, not a new tax.

September 21, 2017 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Democrat to stay on Trump voter panel despite disagreement with Kobach

If Americans are losing trust in our election systems - might it be because the President and Kansas Secretary of State keep telling lies about the U.S. voting system?

September 9, 2017 at 4:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tyson Foods to build $320M chicken operation near Tonganoxie; plans to employ 1,600

"There is no shortage of information available on working conditions at poultry processing plants. The National Center for Farmworker Health reports that poultry plant workers are in “3-D” jobs that are dirty, dangerous and demanding. Workers are under intense pressure to process more than 100 chickens per hour and face a rate of injury that is 1.5 times higher than the average for all U.S. workers, according to a 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics report. Evidence of carpal tunnel syndrome was found in 42 percent of poultry plant workers in a 2012 study."

September 6, 2017 at 10:04 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas unveils new 'Real ID' driver's licenses, 3 years early

Alex, you are incorrect. This has everything to do with boarding an airplane. Also, a drivers license that indicates you are a citizen will help with voter registration - as it will be a valid "proof of citizenship". Kansas drivers licenses before this "Real ID" did not indicate citizenship - and thus have not been accepted as proof of citizenship for Kansas voter registration.

August 8, 2017 at 10:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sen. Pat Roberts still defends GOP health plan; health care advocates say it's terrible for Kansas

Do you have any data that shows that people don't want to buy health insurance?

June 29, 2017 at 11:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Candidate meet-and-greet today for Lawrence City Commission and school board

The League of Women Voters will be there to register voters. Deadline to register for the August 1 primary is Tuesday, July 11, 2017

June 28, 2017 at 5:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers override Brownback veto of tax overhaul

That $20,000 would need to be the net "taxable income", after all the deductions allowed.
Then the first $15,000 would be taxed at 3.1% = $465, and the next $5000 would be taxed at 5.25% = $262.50 for a total of $727.50 on the taxable portion of income of $20,000.

June 7, 2017 at 5:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers override Brownback veto of tax overhaul

"▪ A couple making $80,000 a year in taxable income would pay about $565 more."

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June 7, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Insurer pulls out of Kansas, Missouri health care exchanges

Over the past year of two, we were sent information and encouraged to switch to KC Blue Cross Blue Shield - saying that our premiums would go down 30%. We didn't switch because we didn't want to have to travel to KC doctors for care. But, I wondered, did they lose money because they were trying to reduce premiums beyond reason?

May 25, 2017 at 10:11 a.m. ( | suggest removal )