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Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations

The best result of voting in low spending candidates is this might open doors for other very talented and knowledgeable people in the future if they know large sums of money are NOT necessary to participate and win

Contrary to popular belief The Kansas Chamber of Commerce is pretty much a political action committee that supports extremely right wing causes such as the Brownback administration and very likely is influenced with a few Koch $$$$.

As is the US Chamber of Commerce. These organizations are not what they were at one time and haven't been probably for the past 35 years.

The amount of campaign $$$$$$ we know of at this moment will only grow with gusto which I am not sure we can know about until the end of the campaign. Don't be surprised if the big spenders receive $25,000,$30,000 or more $$$$$ should history repeat itself.

Why do well know incumbents need so much money? We have been watching them and reading about them for awhile.

Again the best result of voting in low spending candidates is this might open doors for other very talented and knowledgeable people in the future if they know large sums of money are NOT necessary to participate and win.

I've enjoyed the idea of a cap of no more than $5000 for campaign expenses. Let's keep the playing field almost level.

March 28, 2015 at 3:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Work to begin soon on new river trail near downtown; home sales fall in February; Board of Realtors endorses three for City Hall

This is not great thinking ....
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/repo...

We need a plan that realizes the more the city expands outward the more all sorts of taxes will be increased.

We also need a vision that realizes that the Lawrence,Kansas quality of life is being threatened by the increased crime rate which is directly connected to unchecked and irresponsible growth. More cops and an expanded LPD budget cannot and will not stop crime growth.

Reckless Growth and nonsense tax incentives increases taxes and drains our wallets.

Does Reckless Growth Cost Taxpayers More?
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/repo...

The trend is downtown
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30810275/#....

America is Over Stored
http://www.newsweek.com/id/112762

Arts and Economic Prosperity
http://www.artsusa.org/information_se...

Next Decade Has Bleak Growth Prospects ( demands fiscal responsible growth)
http://www.reuters.com/article/2010/0...

March 27, 2015 at 1:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Auto dealership opening near 23rd and Haskell; Kansas incomes lag behind nation in 2014

$45,546 is difficult to live on in Lawrence,Kansas. I would be the majority of incomes are at $33,000 or less in Larryville..... where "Always Low Wages" prevail.

March 27, 2015 at 12:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Candidate funds

The amount of campaign $$$$$ we know of today will grow with gusto for the 1 percenters..... if campaign history repeats itself.

March 27, 2015 at 12:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Candidate funds

I may be supporting only Boley and Soden --- depends on where the money comes from and the economic growth philosophy behind the money.

Certainly don't want to vote more reckless growth thinkers and Lawrence cannot afford more years of economic displacement. Reckless Growth and nonsense tax incentives increases taxes and drains our wallets.

If the flooding of retail markets does not cease there will never be enough sand bags !!!!!!

The largest segment of stakeholders in Lawrence,Kansas by far and away are the 99% of Lawrence,Kansas.

We need commissioners that realize the more the city expands outward the more all sorts of taxes will be increased.

Lawrence needs commissioners that realize the Lawrence,Kansas quality of life is being threatened by the increased crime rate which is directly connected to unchecked and irresponsible growth. More cops and an expanded LPD budget cannot and will not stop crime growth.

Reckless Growth and nonsense tax incentives increases taxes and drains our wallets.

FYI
Reckless Growth ABSOLUTELY Does Cost Taxpayers More
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/repo...

March 27, 2015 at 12:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Abuse trivialized

Good for you Ms Lieberman.

I had been curious about some of those subjects.....

March 27, 2015 at 2:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plaintiffs seek to block new Kansas school funding plan

It's never to late to educate.

March 27, 2015 at 1:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plaintiffs seek to block new Kansas school funding plan

The False Promises of “School Choice”

Vouchers are a vehicle to funnel public school tax dollars into private schools. Using the false promise of choice vouchers are an unabashed abandonment of public education and of our hopes for a vibrant democracy.

http://www.commondreams.org/views/201...

"Unless the court steps in to block the law, it would immediately change the way money is allocated to school districts for the rest of this fiscal year and each of the next two years."

I say the right wing ALEC party is implying there will be this funding for the next two years. I say they are being untruthful and that further attacks on public school tax dollars will begin
immediately if not sooner. The writing is on the wall.

This radical right wing ALEC party posing as republicans has put KPERS in a questionable position. Now they want to borrow money to cover the cost of tax cuts = reckless economics. WHY NOT reinstate the taxes and keep the bills paid?

March 27, 2015 at 1:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Plaintiffs seek to block new Kansas school funding plan

I understand the situation in that regard.

Unfortunately the party has been very quiet regarding ALEC. The campaign trail could have been a chance to educate voters. Perhaps that would have drawn out some republicans who are NOT right wing ALEC types to step up.

ALEC is a powerful threat to the nation as I see it.

--- Brownback Operation Blueprint

http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec...

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-...

--- Supported extensively by:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/201...

--- SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Legislators to Say NO to the Far-Right American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)
http://site.pfaw.org/site/PageServer?...

Now voters hopefully will turn out in the masses to bring back a moderate government
that which will have a messy house to clean up.

Say NO to radical right wing politics!!

March 27, 2015 at 1:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )