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A look at the city manager's recommended budget, and the heat he is taking for it

Mr Markus can be investigated to some degree through GOOGLE if some want to put forth the energy.

July 23, 2016 at 2:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback, chairman of Cruz campaign in Kansas knock refusal to back Trump

Obviously the special interest insiders such as the DNC and ALEC RINO's want either Hillary or Trump which is why the nation should give them Jill Stein !!!


And fill the house and senate with more like Jill Stein as well as the Progressive Democrats of America and a few old school moderate republicans.

July 23, 2016 at 2:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Clinton receives long-awaited endorsement from Sanders

Obviously the special interest insiders such as the DNC and the ALEC RINO's want either Hillary or Trump which is why the nation should give them Jill Stein !!!


And fill the house and senate with more like Jill Stein as well as the Progressive Democrats of America and a few old school moderate republicans.

July 23, 2016 at 2:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Clinton receives long-awaited endorsement from Sanders

Top officials at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) privately planned how to undermine Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, according to a trove of emails released by WikiLeaks on Friday.

The Sanders campaign had long claimed the DNC and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had tipped the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton during the party’s presidential primary.

The email release will reignite that controversy just days before Democrats gather in Philadelphia for their convention to officially nominate Clinton for president.

Guccifer 2.0 told The Hill he leaked the documents to Wikileaks.

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/p...

Other versions:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slates...

https://www.rt.com/usa/352752-dnc-lea...

July 23, 2016 at 2:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: ‘We like him’

HILLARY PICKS HER MAN Clinton announces conservative Democrat Tim Kaine as her Vice-Presidential running mate Democratic candidate announced the Spanish-speaking anti-abortion Virginia senator as her number two

Democratic insiders have been tipping Mr Kaine as Clinton’s VP nomination for weeks, citing his record in winning conservative swing-state Virginia as a big asset to the front runner’s campaign for the White House.

A ‘Blue Dog’ Democrat his support for traditionally right wing issues such as free trade, deregulating local banks, and his opposition to abortion make him unpopular with the Democratic party’s increasingly left leaning base.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/1490366...

Obviously the special interest insiders such as the DNC and ALEC RINO's want either Hillary or Trump which is why the nation should give them Jill Stein !!!

And fill the house and senate with more like Jill Stein as well as the Progressive Democrats of America and a few old school moderate republicans.

July 23, 2016 at 1:54 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Arts funding

This is how Brownback is paying for his premeditated killing of the economy. Cuts taxes for the few then borrows from Peter to pay Paul endlessly.

July 21, 2016 at 1:27 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bicycles to be added to Lawrence school district's PE program

What a great plan......

July 18, 2016 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

Are taxes too high? That could depend on how the tax dollars are spent. Spending tax dollars to maintain a reckless growth pattern is not smart management. Reckless growth policies demand too much from taxpayers for infrastructure and such.

The 9th street project for example is reckless spending because that same amount of money could improve/rehab more sidewalks and streets in east Lawrence.

RockChalk Park was not smart spending because it encourages reckless growth thus higher taxes to maintain such a policy. And Rock Chalk Park did not have a majority of taxpayers behind the project.

How does the local government cover the loss of tax revenue regarding the many types of so called tax incentives which in reality are tax dollar subsidies? There must be billions in subsides which in fact if put to vote might not exist if taxpayers had their way.

Something tells me that officials believe taxpayers are too stupid to make fiscally smart decisions regarding how we taxpayers want our tax dollars spent.

July 18, 2016 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are taxes too high here? A look at some numbers and how Lawrence stacks up to other cities

For more than 25 years the chamber controlled the governing bodies and all they did was create a larger bedroom community which typically does not pay back. This is eating away at taxpayers expendable cash aka draining our wallets.
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/repo...

Subsidies have been handed out with a great deal of irresponsibility and which has produced little impact on wage improvement SO WHY IS LAWRENCE STILL GOING DOWN THIS NON PRODUCTIVE ROAD?

Of course so long as conservative governments keep the economy in a dump too many people will remain unemployed thus no incentive for business people to increase wages.

The tighter the job market the better the wages = employers need to offer nicer pay packages to attract the best employees.

The more money people make the more comes back into the economy which in turn creates more job opportunities which again puts more money into the economy and even more jobs will be created so of course a $15 minimum wage will pay for itself.

Free Trade Agreements do not create more jobs in the USA so never support any politician who has history of supporting such garbage. We have decades of proof that Free Trade Agreements are worthless to the USA job market as USA jobs become the chief export.

When I know the City of Lawrence has downsized its' workforce then I see companies from surrounding communities doing the jobs Lawrence city workers at one time performed. This is draining OUR tax dollars from the local economy therefore we taxpayers CANNOT afford outsourcing. The Lawrence economy cannot be money ahead by having lost the jobs and lost the paychecks at the same time.

July 18, 2016 at 10:17 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas told to repay $11.9 million to federal government; Brownback administration to appeal

Where is the $11.9 million?

Privatizing cost kansas too much money not only in lost jobs but also how these tax dollars get spent once in the hands of private industry. How do we taxpayers KNOW where are tax dollars
are being spent and how they are being spent.

Privare industry will NOT open their books to we taxpayers.

July 17, 2016 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )