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Parking plan for HERE would require tenants to vacate lot for some KU events

How in the world was HERE able to open it's doors with a big site plan violation staring Lawrence,Kansas in the face?

When was a Blind Eye Policy approved by City Government?

August 24, 2016 at 3:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback wants public input on new school funding system

"Last year, the state's per-pupil funding formula was junked in favor of predictable grants to districts that allowed lawmakers to better control state spending. The plan is to replace the grants with a new funding system."

Which lawmakers learned anything about state spending? If lawmakers knew anything about state spending they would not have cut taxes for the few. Because then lawmakers have to mortgage KPERS and such to make up for the loss of revenue. PROOF Supply Side Economics
does not work and never has worked. It is bogus accounting kind of like cooking the books.

These new thinking republicans know nothing about managing tax dollars or budgets. If they were applying this nonsense in a real job they would have been fired long ago.

August 24, 2016 at 3:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship

Some believe voter suppression is effective

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/4/...

http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/re...

Every GOP candidate is not a republican. Instead we have Koch sponsored RINO's because Koch dollars have no use for republicans. Yes Koch dollars have reduced the GOP into extinction.

NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN AGAIN BECAUSE NEVER VOTING REPUBLICAN AGAIN ELIMINATES THE RADICAL ANTI AMERICAN RIGHT WING RINOS THAT HAVE SUBVERTED OUR DEMOCRACY.

August 24, 2016 at 3:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship

What has the GOP got against allowing voters to vote? They are anti american!

Is Koabch a citizen?

Is Sam Brownback a citizen?

Is the Kansas GOP part of the gang known as the ballot bandits? Must be.

Billionaires and Ballot Bandits
--- http://www.gregpalast.com/ballotbandits/

Speculation says any way possible the Brownback administration is wanting to steal elections no matter that this is a federal crime. Do NOT under estimate this tool.

We assume that the Brownback Administration agenda is to keep voters from the polls.

What Happened to 3.5 million Voters?
--- http://www.gregpalast.com/gop-led-pur...

August 24, 2016 at 3:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Committee recommendation scales back affordable housing requirements

BY way of junk construction. Then again how can anyone afford to live in a home built by the community of junk construction?

August 24, 2016 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback wants public input on new school funding system

Governor Brownback is stonewalling pure and simple.

The Brownback administration has not demonstrated anything remotely related to fiscal responsibility on this issue of public education or any other issue for that matter.

For example:

Worker's taxes siphoned off by their bosses –

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.

Tax cuts Now Full Blown Disaster
http://www.kansascity.com/2014/05/30/...

The Brownback administration 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!

http://www.jimhightower.com/node/7723...

Hmmmmmm after the $47 million in corporate welfare AMC was sold off to a chinese conglomerate.

Sam Brings Supply Side WRECKANOMICS to Kansas by way of his friend Arthur Laffer
Read more: http://business.time.com/2012/08/09/a...

August 24, 2016 at 3:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parking plan for HERE would require tenants to vacate lot for some KU events

What type of protection is Lawrence and KU going to provide for women at night? The need for lots more lighting between all parking lots and HERE is now on the table.

Is rape kind of like collateral damage?

August 24, 2016 at 3:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State agencies face large rent increase from their landlord — the state

ALEC obviously has taken over the GOP and is busy trying to take over our city government as well including the school board. BEWARE !

One reason the group has been able to remain relatively free from public scrutiny is that the media has traditionally failed to cover the connections between ALEC members serving in state legislatures and the ALEC model legislation influencing the bills they introduce -- an issue so blatant that, as Oliver points out, occasionally text is lifted word-for-word from ALEC model bills.

The good news is that over the past couple of years, ALEC's operation has been more frequently exposed to the light of day, and the group has seen sponsors scamper away as a result.

The bad news is that ALEC is expanding its influence to a hyper-local level, which even Last Week Tonight overlooked.

In August, ALEC launched an initiative to take its model legislation beyond statehouses and into city councils and county commissions. This new spinoff, the American City County Exchange, "will push policies such as contracting with companies to provide services such as garbage pick-up and eliminating collective bargaining, a municipal echo of the parent group's state strategies."

The corporate influence of the initiative is poignantly illustrated by the group's membership fee disparity: Local council members and county commissioners are required to pay a nominal $100 for a two-year membership. Meanwhile, prospective private industry members must choose between a $10,000 and $25,000 membership fee.

According to a search of the Nexis database, only a tiny number of print news outlets have reported on the new initiative. And as local media outlets face extinction or the possibility of being gobbled up by billionaire media moguls, it falls to the larger outlets that remain to lead the way.

http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/11/...

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

August 23, 2016 at 8:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Confronting change

While global warming has been a concern for many many many many many many many decades some things seem to be certain.

1. Never before has there been billions upon billions upon billions of humans polluting planet earth.

2. Never before has there been billions upon billions of gasoline burning vehicles spewing pollution into the atmosphere.

3. Never before has there been billions of homes demanding energy from polluting sources.

4. Never before has there been billions of buildings demanding energy from polluting sources.

5. Never before has there been millions of polluting energy generating sources.

6. Never before has there been billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions of humans supporting the clearing of the rainforest for food products not knowing the long term impact of removing massive numbers of trees and medicinal plants.

7. Never before has planet earth been expected to absorb tons and tons and tons and tons of pollution with human beings having no idea what the impact might be.

8. Never before has there been billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions of human beings believing THEIR pollution is having zero impact ....... can we say ignorance is bliss.

9. Never before has there been billions upon billions upon billions upon billions upon billions of humans applying millions of gallons and or pounds of toxic chemicals to the landscapes.

10. Air and water pollution are man made driven by ignorance that nature is invincible. All of us have been ignorant of this until some decided to learn that there may be a connection to human lifestyles.

August 23, 2016 at 8:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Parking plan for HERE would require tenants to vacate lot for some KU events

What a dumb idea?

Make HERE provide their tenants with parking as was dictated in the site plan.

What the hell is wrong with this city commission and city hall?

Build three levels above that KU endowment lot specifically for HERE tenants or shut down HERE!

August 23, 2016 at 8:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )