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Letter: Information control

What constitutes a labor union?

Great labor representation which brought to blue collar workers these fine assets which improved their quality of life.

--- 40 hour weeks

--- time and a half

--- wage increases

--- vacations

--- Sick leave

--- medical insurance

--- maternity leave

--- protection against discrimination

--- equality

This is union representation...who wants to lose job protections and benefits? and work for less money?

Right To Work = less wages for all workers not necessarily a right to work.

The nation needs educated about all of the above.

Education about unions is necessary because the this right wing GOP has been painting unions as evil for about 34 years.

It's part of the rt wing Facist agenda to have workers wages reduced.

April 18, 2014 at 3:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Regents leaders remain committed to disciplinary aspects of social media policy

Logan was appointed by Brownback i 2011…….. dictators Inc. In a democracy there appears to be 24/7 censorship developing. Go away I say.

April 18, 2014 at 1:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Sponsor dollars

One more case of the cart before the horse…… = tax dollar money hole.

20% commission? Forget it. Go away.

April 18, 2014 at 1:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence retail sales numbers up for fifth straight month; church buys former Lawrence Community Theater building

"So why can't Lawrence have sales taxes that sunset?" Just think perhaps Lawrence would not have Rock Chalk Park which no one knows how much that project will cost over and above $30,000,000 tax dollars.

April 17, 2014 at 8:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New revenue estimate prompts debate over Brownback's tax cuts

Sam Brownback tax guidelines: Through ALEC, corporations voted bills to rewrite the tax code that would increase their profits or the riches of their CEOs by ...

http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/Taxes...

There are several Kansas elected republican officials that attend the ALEC secret meetings on OUR tax dollar nickels. How can this be legal?

April 17, 2014 at 7:38 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sebelius said to be weighing U.S. Senate bid

Come on home Kathleen Sebelius……

BTW bring Alexa Posny with you.

April 17, 2014 at 7:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New revenue estimate prompts debate over Brownback's tax cuts

Kansas’ current constitutional crisis has its genesis in a series of cuts to school funding that began in 2009. The cuts were accelerated by a $1.1 billion tax break, which benefited mostly upper-income Kansans, proposed by Governor Brownback and enacted in 2012.

Overall, the Legislature slashed public education funding to 16.5 percent below the 2008 level, triggering significant program reductions in schools across the state. Class sizes have increased, teachers and staff members have been laid off, and essential services for at-risk students were eliminated, even as the state implemented higher academic standards for college and career readiness.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/08/opi...

April 17, 2014 at 7:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New revenue estimate prompts debate over Brownback's tax cuts

Politicians are defunding public education because their special interest campaign supporters want OUR public education tax dollars in their bank accounts.

Schools Underfunded 657 million $$$$$$
http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/jun...

April 17, 2014 at 7:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New revenue estimate prompts debate over Brownback's tax cuts

Worker's taxes siphoned off by their bosses - http://www.jimhightower.com/node/7723...

Where is the $47 million tax dollars that belong to Kansas taxpayers?

My congratulations to workers in 16 states – from Kansas to Maine to Georgia, New Jersey to Colorado! Many of you will be thrilled to know that the income taxes deducted from your paychecks each month are going to a very worthy cause: your corporate boss.

Good Jobs First, a non-profit, non-partisan research center, has analyzed state programs meant to create jobs, but instead have created some $700 million a year in corporate welfare. This scam starts with the normal practice of corporations withholding from each employee's monthly check the state income taxes their workers owe.

But rather than remitting this money to pay for state services, these 16 states simply allow the corporations to keep the tax payments for themselves! Adding to the funkiness of taxation-by-corporation, the bosses don't even have to tell workers that the company is siphoning off their state taxes for its own fun and profit.

These heists are rationalized in the name of "job creation," but that's a hoax, too. They're really just bribes the states pay to get corporations to move existing jobs from one state to another, or they're hostage payments to corporations that demand the public's money – or else they'll move their jobs out of state.

Last year, Kansas used workers' withholding taxes to bribe AMC Entertainment with a $47 million payment to move its headquarters from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, to a KC suburb on the Kansas side, just 10 miles away. What a ripoff! Among the 2,700 corporations cashing in on such absurd diversions of state taxes from public need to private greed are Goldman Sachs, GE, Motorola, and

April 17, 2014 at 7:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City upholds decision on West Lawrence roundabout despite new objections from neighbors

As a cyclist I avoid roundabouts like the plague. In fact I avoid busy high traffic streets across the board. Most drivers are sensitive to cyclists however it is the few "road rage" types that make it best to not travel busy roads in Lawrence, Kansas.

It is my position that Wakarusa deserves wide shared paths because the neighborhoods in that area are active not to mention a few million children hangin out. It would also mean less mowing for respective property owners.

If Lawrence expects to retain the image as bike friendly it will more require than rhetoric.

In general I support roundabouts for they keep traffic moving thus less fossil fuel consumption.

One day I see a lot Lawrence residents doing their local traveling on electric slower moving golf carts which would be practical using slow neighborhood streets. 10-11mph would be relaxing. Highway travel is against the law meaning 23rd,Iowa,6th,K-10 etc etc etc. For those wanting higher speeds get on the bicycle.

April 16, 2014 at 2:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )