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GOP leaders now backing Moore, despite sexual misconduct allegations; 'We need his vote'

Reckless spenders those conservatives absolutely......

But the way officials are proceeding demands closer scrutiny. Corrections officials appear to be in too big a rush to award the contract to a politically connected firm proposing a more costly construction option. Also, those officials aren’t considering whether the facility would meet the state’s long-term needs.

Lo and behold, it turns out that CoreCivic has employed two of Gov. Sam Brownback’s former aides as lobbyists. David Kensinger is a former Brownback campaign manager. George Stafford is a long-time fundraiser. The governor’s office has denied any involvement in the process.

Also troubling, committee members said, was the department’s failure to engage other stakeholders in this important decision. The state Sentencing Commission should be involved. So should officials from the state’s mental health universe. Otherwise, legislators said, the new facility could be obsolete within a few years of its opening.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/edi...

December 7, 2017 at 12:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Use caution on Design-Build

Why do away with the bid process?

Commissioners might want to think about learning whether or not the low bid is the best bang for the tax buck. Never want to assume the high bid will perform better than a mid bid.

What will provide the least maintenance, longest quality of life yet be most energy efficient?

December 7, 2017 at 12:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission designates northwest Lawrence site for police headquarters

One plus for this decision is approving a site that we taxpayers own plus the infrastructure that comes with it. If I remember correctly the previous estimate was at $30 million. As for retaining the current site as an eastside satellite should be a
no brainer.... It's in place.

Taxpayers pay close attention and speak out against cost over runs. Contractors and such love government projects.

December 7, 2017 at 12:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

GOP leaders now backing Moore, despite sexual misconduct allegations; 'We need his vote'

Why would any party support Roy Moore? Roy Moore is among the larger number of Libertarian/Fundamentalist wing nuts that subverted the GOP through big spending covert activity = Roy Moore is masquerading as a republican.

These libertarian,fundamentalist wing nuts are neither fiscally responsible nor fiscally conservative = reckless spenders of the nations tax dollars. According to some national publications Roy Moore from all indications has some extremely well know history of immoral behavior.

Want to talk about sexual harassment? Let's do.

Yes there is a lot of activity in the news regarding sexual harassment. It is good thinking to take a closer look at the issue in order to document the many sources of sexual harassment. How pervasive is the issue?

THIS IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT AKA CONSERVATIVE WAR ON WOMEN

1. The Battle Against Birth Control

2. The Contraception Coverage Debate

3. Intensifying Attacks on Choice

4. Stopping the Violence Against Women Act

5. Fighting Equal Pay Laws

6. Conclusion

http://www.pfaw.org/report/the-war-on...

WHERE IS WAR ON THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT PARTY NOTED ABOVE?

It seems to me the conservatives blew $53 million tax dollars investigating the sex life of Bill Clinton. That is not a free pass.

BTW there has been plenty of news coverage over the years of conservative elected officials and a few preachers treating themselves to prostitutes while attending political gatherings in the DC area.

December 6, 2017 at 11:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers seek more oversight of business incentives

Can taxpayers afford tax dollar give aways?

Where will the money come from to cover the cost of tax dollar give aways?

Does Kansas need a business that will not pay its share of taxes?

Kansas is catering to a lot of developers and such from outside the borders of
Kansas. That is sending money away from Kansas.

I'm in favor for all business ventures to pay their way. And I'm still waiting for my tax refunds as a result of financing tax dollar give aways = you know from all of the revenue new business should be generating.

December 6, 2017 at 11:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sen. Franken's support fades as female Democrats seek resignation; announcement expected Thursday

Yes there is a lot of activity in the news regarding sexual harassment. It is good thinking to take a closer look at the issue in order to document the many sources of sexual harassment. How pervasive is the issue?

THIS IS SEXUAL HARASSMENT AKA CONSERVATIVE WAR ON WOMEN

1. The Battle Against Birth Control

2. The Contraception Coverage Debate

3. Intensifying Attacks on Choice

4. Stopping the Violence Against Women Act

5. Fighting Equal Pay Laws

6. Conclusion

http://www.pfaw.org/report/the-war-on...

WHERE IS WAR ON THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT PARTY NOTED ABOVE?

December 6, 2017 at 3:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime Democratic congressman resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

The greater majority of republicans are wing nuts masqerading as republicans who have no intention of working with the USA 99% who are actually the financial backbone of America.

The Issues:

Privatization : the act of funneling tax dollars into private industry bank accounts. Pyramid Scheme if you will.

What's going on behind the secret doors of ALEC?

Public School Privatization = Many thousands of teachers losing their jobs




Social Security Insurance Privatization



Medicare Insurance Privatization



Public Water Services
 Privatization


Wall Street Scams



Big Bank Scams



More USA jobs still going abroad.

Student loan rip off = WHERE IS THE FBI?

http://www.motherjones.com/search/apa...

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/...

http://video.pbs.org/video/1485280975/



Your right to vote - keep checking your registration = WHERE IS THE FBI?



http://www.BallotBandits.org

December 6, 2017 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Payless trying to sell its Topeka headquarters

They are in the process of putting more and more and more out of work THEN outsourcing the company completely.

This must create quite a windfall for those at the top.

Local hard working people made Payless successful now too many of the USA working class is getting stabbed in the back.

Why purchase anymore Payless items?

December 6, 2017 at 2:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Longtime Democratic congressman resigns amid sexual harassment allegations

Trump has 24 allegations currently pending so I read..... where is his resignation?

In addition it seems the GOP has indulged heavily in a variety of sexual harassment which includes conservative women participating in the matter.

This is sexual harassment!

Yes there is a lot of activity in the news regarding sexual harassment. It is good thinking to take a closer look at the issue in order to document the many sources of sexual harassment. How pervasive is the issue?

War On Women = Sexual Harassment

1. The Battle Against Birth Control
2. The Contraception Coverage Debate
3. Intensifying Attacks on Choice
4. Stopping the Violence Against Women Act
5. Fighting Equal Pay Laws
6. Conclusion

http://www.pfaw.org/report/the-war-on...

December 5, 2017 at 3:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Police want to build new headquarters near west Lawrence Walmart; $17 million project also may use no-bid process

If a no bid is part of the deal the city should hire its' own construction crew. Keep an inspector on site. In fact why not keep a city construction crew on the payroll for all maintenance and such. Let's get smart.

Get it done right the first time for less and much less controversy.

Why put the taxpayers money at risk again?

When MIDCO moves out why not relocate part of the LPD to that location thus saving taxpayers some money..... maybe?

December 3, 2017 at 5:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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