moderationman (Bruce Bertsch)


Comment history

City moves forward with plan to make residents pay for sidewalk repair

Everyone seems to be forgetting that this is STATE law. Its not something that the City Manager or the Commissioners cooked up. You want it changed, take it up with the fine folks serving in the legislature in Topeka. As it is now, you are responsible for the sidewalk. This should not be a surprise if you have owned property in Kansas. Just because some cities have chosen to absorb the cost, doesn't mean they have to.

October 24, 2016 at 2:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas unemployment rate goes up for 4th consecutive month

But, Sam said his program would create 25,000 new jobs. Is the sun still shining, Sam?

October 21, 2016 at 10:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republicans condemn Trump's lewd remarks about women but stand by him

Of course they still support him. As republicans in Kansas they have no fear of losing their seats. That is a sad commentary on our state.

October 10, 2016 at 4:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Money talks

You must have missed the part about the Dicus family, those who put up the money, who wished to name the building after their business rather than themselves.

May 27, 2016 at 6:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

13 Lawrence restaurants owe more than $112K in back wages, U.S. labor department reports

Watched the report on the KC News outlets. Over 1/2 of the total was owed by one Chinese Buffet. Most of the others were very small amounts. The Mad Greek was for charging their employees for t-shirts. All have agreed to take care of the issues.

May 18, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Republican lawmakers lose patience with Brownback tax cuts amid budget crisis

To our "friends" in the legislature, please remember the words of Colin Powell, "You break it, you own it." It may have been Sam the Sham who proposed the idea but the legislature gladly implemented all of the cuts. Now that the chickens have come home to roost, they want Sam to fix it? Sorry, but the reps and senators are just as culpable as the Guv in this fiasco. If they are truly serious, then they should revoke the free pass given to businesses and then override the certain veto. I will be astounded if they have the courage to do what is right for all of Kansas.

April 19, 2016 at 10:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

New bill would radically overhaul how Kansas schools are funded

The private school thing needs to go. Public education was introduced by John Adams, to insure that all families could educate their children regardless of wealth or religious affiliation. To allow the taking of the common funds to pay for private education is wrong headed. The idea of high deductible with a HSA is also nothing more than shifting the cost of a benefit from the employer to the employee. The State saves $$$ but at the cost of alienating emnployees. It is shortsighted at best and just another shift of a burden to the worker.

April 5, 2016 at 4:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas tax collections in March close to hitting estimates

But the sun is still shining in Sam's private bubble. Everywhere else not so much.

April 1, 2016 at 5:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

HERE @ Kansas developer: Robotic parking not a possibility

Why not have KU buy the property, make it part of the campus and tell the city to pound sand? Otherwise, lets recognize that the developers did not intend for the parking lot manufacturer to go bankrupt. Sometimes a special situation calls for some creative thinking. The Valet option should be workable. maybe this is a situation where the existing code needs to be put aside to get this done. I mean do people really expect the developer to stop work while this goes back to a planning board? What happens if no arrangement can be made and they abandon the property? There are options here other than hoe many parking spots would there be if it met existing code.

March 31, 2016 at 9:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas conservatives advance bill on impeachment of judges

Lets not do our constitutional duty to fund education, instead lets get rid of the only part of government that forces us to do our constitutional duty. Idiocracy at its finest.

March 10, 2016 at 1:39 p.m. ( | suggest removal )