crs123 (Carolyn Simpson)


Comment history

Kansas lawmakers still unable to reach budget agreement

The Senate bill seems to be the best possible bill we can get at this time. The House should swallow hard and pass it. If they don't, they should stick around and pass their own tax bill. To leave without a funded budget is an abrogation of their responsibility. Perhaps the Supreme Cour should order them all locked in the Capitol Building including Brownback, without pay or air conditioning until they finish their job.

June 11, 2015 at 12:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

US Sen. Roberts' 'Frozen' ringtone creates hearing hysterics

At least we know he attended the hearing!

April 17, 2015 at 9:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School district may increase property taxes to offset expected state funding cuts

As a conservative, I have to say that an excellent education is key to conservative values. You have to have good education to make good citizens who can be self reliant.

April 14, 2015 at 10:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from Kansas farmers

The property taxes on agricultural land have already gone up in western Kansas. In Scott County this years taxes on agricultural land went up an average of 46%!!! That more than wiped out any savings from income taxes. The reason? We were told the revenues were needed to replace income taxes.

February 26, 2015 at 10:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Cycle of psychosis: Mental illness gripped woman accused in East Lawrence homicide

We do not let her off scot free, but we remember that in this case it was probably the mental illness that caused the action, and not anything a rational person would call intent, or even accident, and the courts should act accordingly. It is so sad that this time Osawatomie released her too soon, before she was stabilized. Again society failed the mentally ill, and both the patient and an innocent person paid for it.

September 1, 2014 at 12:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawhorn's Lawrence: Judge Michael Malone and the human verdict

One of the best things Judge Malone did to serve the law was to establish the Douglas County Law Library. With the Law Library, Douglas County Attorneys have access to sources they could not otherwise afford, and can therefore represent their clients better. It also is a place where newer attorneys informally get advice from experienced attorneys. Thank you Judge Malone, and welcome to retirement! Carolyn Simpson

September 1, 2014 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Road project for growing northwest Lawrence delayed by 2015 city budget

It is nice to see a project east of Massachusetts get priority for once.

August 4, 2014 at 11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas inmate disputes lawyer's claims on death penalty trial strategy

Hawker may be guilty of ineffective counsel due to not issuing appropriate subpoenas, doing the research needed Etc., but not due to lack of approval by the client of the trial strategy. No client has the right to approve trial strategy. The lawyer is solely responsible for presenting the case the best way he sees fit.

June 7, 2014 at 11:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Column: LHS administration should take mulligan, rehire coach Mike Lewis

Four Assistant Principals? Not only does a high school not need an Athletic Director but it only needs a total of one Assistant Principal. PUT THE MONEY IN THE CLASSROOMS!

P.S. While there are this many administrators, does the award winning debate team still not have enough money in its budget for paper and Manila folders?

April 25, 2014 at 9:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence residents share views on future of Kansas water

I think the people of eastern Kansas should stick with commenting on the reservoirs with which they are most familiar and dependent on and leave the issues of the aquifer to the the people of western Kansas who are most knowledgeable and affected by it. It is really an entirely different climate, geography, and economy in each side of the state, and generally the public does not have the knowledge to make intelligent comments outside of their region.

April 25, 2014 at 9:32 a.m. ( | suggest removal )