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Statehouse Live: Bicyclists successfully advocate for ‘3-foot’ law

so in a sense, this is not defining a safe distance, but lowering a safe distance that has already been established by regulations?

March 10, 2011 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Bicyclists successfully advocate for ‘3-foot’ law

Shouldn't this also mean that bicyclists could not pass or travel 3 feet from vehicles that are parked or stopped?

March 10, 2011 at 9 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district teachers seek salary increase

Hmm, there goes the "public teachers in Kansas make more than private ones" argument.

March 4, 2011 at 1:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

U.S. Highway 56 reopens near Globe after cattle truck accident

I wonder if it was his cellphone he dropped and was reaching for.

March 1, 2011 at 11:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Which of these classic board games is your favorite?

Stratego!

February 18, 2011 at 8:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shoveling repeal?

I agree with your use of the additional taxes. As for the increase, well, as a minority in the matter, I can't stop you.

February 14, 2011 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shoveling repeal?

If you (smoke)(are a home owner with a sidewalk) and choose (to purchase cigarettes)(not to shovel the snow from your sidewalk) then you have to pay (taxes on your cigarettes)(a fine for noncompliance). These (taxes)(fines) are in favor of the majority of the population.

There's your parallel. And when I started smoking, the taxes on smoking were also less onerous. I guess our hindsight is about the same.

February 14, 2011 at 1:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Shoveling repeal?

I see a parallel with taxes on tobacco here. A small minority is required by the majority to pay a tax on tobacco. So if the non smoking majority can tell the smoking minority what taxes they must pay, not to mention where they're allowed to smoke, then I don't really see an issue with the majority telling the minority they have to shovel some snow.

And let me know also if you win your litigation. I could see such a win being used to repeal taxes for tobacco; even smoking bans for that matter.

February 14, 2011 at 12:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Proposed constitutional amendment would take court out of school finance

Isn't that the point of amendments (to change a single issue)? Like with the federal constitution being amended to abolish slavery, or giving women the right to vote?

February 10, 2011 at 8:31 a.m. ( | suggest removal )