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Doug Compton's latest project and the debate over downtown parking; high tech traffic solutions presented to City Hall

In the first place old time Lawrence downtown parking regulations did NOT include new high rise office and new high rise residential structures. Now the expense of parking is coming down on the backs of all Lawrence taxpayers which is another tax dollar handout.

In the second place how can the city commission ever approve new projects before matters of parking and tax exemptions are resolved?

Why are tax exemptions being approved for any developer that should know by now how to profit from their endeavors without getting into the local taxpayers wallets over and over and over again?

How can the city commission in good conscience approve tax exemptions when other viable city projects that would be taxpayer friendly get ignored due to not enough tax dollars? So they say.

Complete Streets, sidewalk rehab, Safe Walks to School and a safer cycling network
throughout Lawrence would love the same dedicated funding that tax exempt high profit projects seem to have secured without voter approval.

How can any tax exemption be approved without each and every employee no matter their position being paid no less than $17.50 per hour? $17.50 per hour is only $33,000 a year which in high cost of living Lawrence,Kansas is not a lot of money. Taxpayers want their money aka tax dollars back as most taxpayers do not accept local corporate tax dollar welfare as a smart investment.

May 22, 2015 at 2:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas House approves variety of election changes

The Kansas GOP is part of a move to suppress voting and eliminate voters from the rolls so this talk about improving voter turnout should dozens of red flags.The ALEC/KOCH/Brownback administration is up to no good.

Have YOU checked your status lately like at least once a month? Thia group of ALEC republicans have stealing elections down to a science. There are books written about this organization and their their effort to control elections. Yes control elections by just about any means possible.

BTW this ALEC/Koch/Brownback administration want to takeover OUR school board and OUR city commission. It is my estimation that OUR city commission has at least one new
ALEC/Koch thinker on the commission as we speak. BEWARE!!!

May 22, 2015 at 2:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Wreck highlights infrastructure needs

Airlines,Trucking,Bus Lines,automobile and trains all rely on quite generous tax dollar infusions annually. Have for decades and decades and decades or perhaps since inception. All are "privatized operations". What do the owners do with the money? CEO salary packages,campaign contributions yet little on the business?

Look at that $300 million trafficway that will create more traffic congestion.

The GOP is quite lax at maintaining its' government responsibilities.

Professional sports also receives a few billion from taxpayers..... yet is known as "privatized".

Hmmmmmmmmm.

May 18, 2015 at 10:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Commission to decide fate of debated 'Quonset hut' in East Lawrence; more on a food truck bistro in Warehouse Arts District

"One last word about food trucks. Krsnich also is one of the organizers of the Kansas Food Truck Festival that took place in the Warehouse Arts District on May 2. Krsnich said the success of that event has him more convinced than ever that a bistro built around the food truck concept will work well."

A one time event would be difficult to base long term success on therefore I say that statement
is not based on a solid foundation.

May 18, 2015 at 10:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

New proposal to narrow Kansas business tax break emerges

Bankruptcy court anyone?

Property values decreasing once again ......GOP does it best.

May 18, 2015 at 10:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor says using private email, cell is simpler

Where is the NSA when we need them ........

Or maybe Verizon,AT&T etc etc etc and their wire tapping facilities?

May 18, 2015 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Report: Kansas employment growth lags nation

You'll find him in the other Kansas newspapers .......

May 18, 2015 at 7:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor says using private email, cell is simpler

Yes I would support a hacker in this situation that could go back to the D.C.days.

" 'I'll just use the personal one and pay for that myself”. This man might not truly be about saving taxpayers money ....

one case in point:

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!

May 18, 2015 at 7:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bill threatens to defund Kansas judicial branch

The Brownback administration is loaded with that dictatorship mentality. If they don't like what a court of law decides get rid of it. Much to convenient and should be challenged forever.

ALEC is not a good-ol-boy mechanism ------- mmmmmmmm since when?

May 18, 2015 at 7:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )