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Views From Kansas: Wagle failing to lead in Senate

Are conservatives still trying to cut Kansas Public education short?

BY WHAT authority did the Kansas Legislature ever have that supported less money for Kansas Public Education? By them cutting taxes more than they taxes should have been cut?

Do they know math or not?

Could they not understand how much money would be required to follow Kansas Constitutional demands for public education?

The fundamental equation was never changed. So does that mean that the lions share of Republicans have been breaking the law?

April 20, 2018 at 4:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas attorney general files school finance bill with Kansas Supreme Court, asks for adjustment to schedule

Are conservatives still trying to cut Kansas Public education short?

BY WHAT authority did the Kansas Legislature ever have that supported less money for Kansas Public Education? By them cutting taxes more than they taxes should have been cut?

Do they know math or not?

Could they not understand how much money would be required to follow Kansas Constitutional demands for public education?

The fundamental equation was never changed. So does that mean that the lions share of Republicans have been breaking the law?

April 20, 2018 at 4:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Despite campaign literature to the contrary, county officials confirm there's no legal finding that Douglas County Jail must be expanded

Concerns:

The ALEC /Brownback people put an end to the speedy trial effort by allowing alleged violators to stay in jail for 150 days instead of 90 days.

That will increase jail population.

I think I understood this next statement correctly ..... prisoners can decline a legal counsel as many times as they wish which means another legal counsel will need to be appointed which also drags out the time a prisoner can stay behind bars.

This will also increase the jail population.

Isn't there something wrong with this picture? We need to know how and why both of these situations came about. Which means until we know more this ballot may need to be placed on the back burner. If neither of the above are eliminated then more jail space will never be the answer.

It would also be good to give the mental health campus time to work which would provide we taxpayers with a better picture as to how many new jail beds Douglas County actually needs.

April 18, 2018 at 11:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Job for police

After reading of the situation I wondered why the household did not call the LPD in the first place. They could be there quickly and resolve the issue....

April 18, 2018 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Competing rights

According to my findings:

MAJORITY ACROSS THE USA WANT NEW STRICT REGULATIONS THAT MAKE IT AGAINST THE LAW TO OWN OR SELL ASSAULT/MILITARY/LAW ENFORCEMENT STYLE WEAPONS. I am not screaming just merely placing some emphasis.

Politicians will say anything to shut americans up about guns when in reality are only waiting for the latest massive teen slaughter situation to run out of steam.

According to some news yesterday the students behind the movement are hardly running out of steam. What's really cool about this movement is that parents are in the streets backing their children.

This is why the loud voices for replacing all laws with new regulations need to stay active and loud.

WE don't need to own assault weapons, military style assault weapons, weapons that can accept magazines or SWAT team style weapons. The second amendment did not approve these weapons.

Law enforcement KNOWS very well assault weapons and open carry places them and all of us in harms way to a greater extreme than ever before.

When assault weapons are retired by law enforcement and the defense department they should go quickly to an iron industry to be melted down.

Gun sales finance NRA special interest political campaigns. Can we say no more special interest political donations?

Arming teachers is not the answer.

April 18, 2018 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer signs education funding bill

My guess is the conservatives knew this was short $80 million BUT hoped it would not be discovered and/or hoped all of us in favor in public education would choose
to turn a blind eye.

No thanks not after so many years of negligence regarding public school funding.

Do I trust conservatives? Not on your life.

April 18, 2018 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

State of Kansas takes control of 15 financially troubled private nursing homes

Time for the taxpayers to take back the state because brownback/colyer administrations have been negligent by way of making tax cuts that which were not in the best interest of the state and certainly not in the best interest of the taxpayers.

Taxpaying voters must demand resignations from this administration across the board effectively immediately.

Then we taxpaying voters call for a special election.

April 18, 2018 at 10:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Despite campaign literature to the contrary, county officials confirm there's no legal finding that Douglas County Jail must be expanded

There are pushers of privatization that at least one of them spends millions on misinformation and they are good at what they do ....... UNLESS READERS AND LISTENERS DO SOME HOMEWORK. THEY ARE NOT COUNTING ON THEIR PREY TO DO HOMEWORK. Taxpayers are their prey and their sources of corporate welfare.

April 18, 2018 at 8:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Despite campaign literature to the contrary, county officials confirm there's no legal finding that Douglas County Jail must be expanded

Again .....

Let's put this issue on the back burner until the November election time.

I want fewer new jail cells and a larger "state of the art" mental health treatment facility in this county.

In my larger picture a mental health industry surfaces considering conservatives have seen fit to eliminate mental health care so to speak. Health care is a necessity.

April 18, 2018 at 8:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Despite campaign literature to the contrary, county officials confirm there's no legal finding that Douglas County Jail must be expanded

I am interested in where the misinformation came from aka the source?

I am not ready to fire at least two of the county commissioners.

There are outside interests pushing privatized incarceration systems whereby keeping the cells full 24/7 is the only way investors make money. Yes I am suggesting that these outside interests may have something to do with this unfortunate misinformation situation as they look into their profitable future.

As for the "shortage" of officers at the current jail why doesn't the county approve more positions for the sheriff's department?

April 18, 2018 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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