concerned1 (Tracy Rogers)

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Report: Kansas has ninth most regressive tax code

So did all those small businesses lower their prices when Sam told them they didn't have to pay income taxes anymore?

January 15, 2015 at 1:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Credit agencies critical of Kansas' budget outlook

"The sun is still shining in Kansas."

January 9, 2015 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Grand jury investigating loans to Brownback's re-election campaign

And even if they do know they don't care. They'll still vote for whoever has the "R" by their name.

January 9, 2015 at 10:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Grand jury investigating loans to Brownback's re-election campaign

The sun is still shining.

January 8, 2015 at 4:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-12 efficiency panel issues final report, recommends regular audits on 'best practices'

Money that could go to the classroom.

January 7, 2015 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-12 efficiency panel issues final report, recommends regular audits on 'best practices'

Still curious, Mr. Trabert, when is the last time you've stepped foot inside a school? Or is all your expertise and knowledge solely from reports and printouts of data? Why don't you go visit a local school and see what teachers provide for their kids out of their own pockets. Or see what kinds of things schools do for kids who may or may not eat over the holidays. Or see in a classroom one teacher trying to deal with 25 or more kids at one time.

January 7, 2015 at 2:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-12 efficiency panel issues final report, recommends regular audits on 'best practices'

"could be accommodated accordingly" What do you think has been happening in the western part of the state for the past 7 or 8 years? Turnover and retirement happens and positions don't get filled. That just leads to more work for the people who are left and fewer class choices for kids for electives. Teachers and staff are getting burnout from all this, and there are fewer and fewer college kids going into education. Several of those audits suggest reducing maintenance or janitorial services (people). So who picks up those duties? Teachers and staff, that's who.

January 7, 2015 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-12 efficiency panel issues final report, recommends regular audits on 'best practices'

Basically any significant cost savings are from putting people out of jobs. What a shocker.

January 7, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

K-12 efficiency panel issues final report, recommends regular audits on 'best practices'

Schools could run pretty damned efficiently if there were one per county, right Dave? But what's efficient is not always what's best for the kids.

January 7, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas court orders more state spending on schools, suggests at least $548 million more per year

Don't know about anywhere else, but our school only pays for food and rooms for teams when they qualify for state competition in any sport. All the tournaments they go to when they spend the night are paid for by the kids themselves through fundraisers.

January 5, 2015 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )