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Planning underway for potential expansion of city recycling collection

The city does not necessarily need to bother with aluminum cans. $194,000 in donations deserves serious consideration = don't pull the rug out.

October 11, 2017 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission candidates weigh in on sales tax renewal, property taxes

bump please thank you .......

I say decline the sales tax issue as it is currently written. Bring it back to be revised as follows:

=== 0.05%% dedicated to only Public Transit is necessary for low income families, students, seniors who can no longer drive and for those who cannot afford to own a vehicle and for those who choose not to own a vehicle

=== .3% dedicated to only Affordable Housing as it seems there is a huge need for such and would provide enough money to make a substantial impact. Who provides the best bang for the tax buck and tenants? Tenants to Homeowners

=== .2% dedicated to only the following which improves the quality of life throughout Lawrence,Kansas and provides safe travel for a broad spectrum of the population.

== recreational path infrastructure/recreational trails and paths

== sidewalks/improvements to crosswalks and accessible ramps

== safe walk to school and back home

Why is this important?

Reduces travel costs

Promotes an active and healthy lifestyle

Expands mobility options for all in Lawrence,Kansas

Provides environmental benefits through reduced traffic congestion which in turn improves air quality.

The collection of such sales tax to commence on April 1, 2019 and shall terminate ten years after its commencement, all in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto?”

October 11, 2017 at 8:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Vote to end hunger in our school district

To help erase the potential stigma of taxpayer funded breakfast and/or lunch why not open up this opportunity to all students? Make this policy for all USD 497 students.

Issue all students no matter what a "food card".

Students/parents decide as to whether or not the food card is applied. Breakfast is open to all.

October 11, 2017 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Don’t follow Brownback's lead

Bill Moyers on the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27...

October 11, 2017 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Health plan worth exploring

Teachers and taxpayers deserve a choice:

=== ObamaCare which retains the health insurance industry for those who fear the word Medicare or phrase Single Payer after all it is their dollar. This needs stiff federal regulations that cannot be superceded by the states. Offer a fair tax dollar rebate at the end of every year. Sooner or later this group will enroll in single payer.

=== Single Payer Medicare for ALL = excellent coverage for those who wish to enroll. The absolute best choice on planet earth. https://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/s...

=== Self financed health care for those able to do so. Offer a fair tax dollar rebate at the end of every year.

=== ALL Disabled vets should receive Medicare with a 100% benefit so they and their families can receive medical care immediately upon discharge. Make it retroactive.

=== Business should not be forced to provide health insurance.

October 11, 2017 at 8:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Health plan worth exploring

Reasonable coverage:

* Wellness

* prescription drugs

• hospital

• surgical,

• outpatient services

• primary and preventive care

• emergency services,

• dental

• mental health

• home health

• physical therapy

• rehabilitation (including for substance abuse),

• vision care,

• hearing services including hearing aids

• chiropractic

• durable medical equipment

• palliative care

• long term care

NO DEDUCTIBLES – NO COPAYS

http://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/sp...

October 11, 2017 at 8:22 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas task force to study unified health insurance plan for K-12 employees

Reasonable Coverage = Single Payer Medicare for ALL = excellent coverage for those who wish to enroll. The absolute best choice on planet earth. https://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/s...

What is reasonable coverage?

* Wellness

* prescription drugs

• hospital

• surgical,

• outpatient services

• primary and preventive care

• emergency services,

• dental

• mental health

• home health

• physical therapy

• rehabilitation (including for substance abuse),

• vision care,

• hearing services including hearing aids

• chiropractic

• durable medical equipment

• palliative care

• long term care

NO DEDUCTIBLES – NO COPAYS

http://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/sp...

October 11, 2017 at 7:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback pardons man convicted in 1994 theft

What do we know about Gov Brownback and his ALEC Party?

ALEC IS NOT LESS GOVERNMENT. ALEC IS THE BIGGEST INTRUSION OF GOVERNMENT EVER!

The ALEC/Fundamentalist Platform Ultra Conservatives MUST Adhere to NO matter the rhetoric played to voters.

Like it or not we need to stop voting the republican ticket because ultra conservatives took over our party through unethical methods. Big reckless spending and monster lies.

BIG DOLLAR ALEC DARK MONEY TRAIL IS EVERYWHERE.

The ALEC War ON America:

--- War against Medical Insurance and Single Payer

--- War on public education and Higher Education

--- War against women

--- War on Voters Rights

--- War on strict gun regulations

--- War On National Monuments/Parks

--- War On Environmental Cleanliness

--- War On Good Wages aka Right To Work Legislation

--- War On USA Jobs aka Free Trade Agreements and Leveraged Buyout Scams

--- War On Social Security Insurance

--- War On Medicaid

--- War On Medicare

--- War for Oil Control Worldwide

--- War on truth about global warming/climate change
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2010...

Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.ucsusa.org

Corporate Welfare Profiteering
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/report/...

Bill Moyers on the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27...

=== Pay close attention to this 24/7 organized activity:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

--- How the Koch brothers helped dismantle the Democratic Party
https://samsmitharchives.wordpress.co...

October 11, 2017 at 7:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback pardons man convicted in 1994 theft

Gov Brownback still awaiting confirmation?

For a man who loves tax breaks for the wealthy because taxes are evil he certainly has not gone out on his own for more than two decades. Taxes are evil yet he loves those tax dollar paid paid positions.

Does Gov Sam Brownback pay taxes?

October 11, 2017 at 7:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Don’t follow Brownback's lead

37 years of voting in ALEC RINO conservatives AND the Fundamentalist MINORITY has provided what?

ALEC IS NOT LESS GOVERNMENT. ALEC IS THE BIGGEST INTRUSION OF GOVERNMENT EVER!

The ALEC/Fundamentalist Platform Conservatives MUST Adhere to ..... NO matter the rhetoric played to voters.

BIG DOLLAR ALEC DARK MONEY TRAIL IS EVERYWHERE.

The ALEC War ON America:

--- War against Medical Insurance and Single Payer

--- War on public education and Higher Education

--- War against women

--- War on Voters Rights

--- War on strict gun regulations

--- War On National Monuments/Parks

--- War On Environmental Cleanliness

--- War On Good Wages aka Right To Work Legislation

--- War On USA Jobs aka Free Trade Agreements and Leveraged Buyout Scams

--- War On Social Security Insurance

--- War On Medicaid

--- War On Medicare

--- War for Oil Control Worldwide

--- War on truth about global warming/climate change
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2010...

Union of Concerned Scientists
http://www.ucsusa.org

Corporate Welfare Profiteering
http://www.rightwingwatch.org/report/...

Bill Moyers on the Secretive Corporate-Legislative Body Writing Our Laws
http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27...

=== Pay close attention to this 24/7 organized activity:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

--- How the Koch brothers helped dismantle the Democratic Party
https://samsmitharchives.wordpress.co...

October 11, 2017 at 1:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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