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Saturday Column: As Obamacare kicks off, many questions remain

Lots of name calling here...

All I know is I just changed plans from one large company to another here in KS and my premiums for essentially the same plan and deductibles went down by almost 50%. I was told likely because of the changes coming with the ACA and the competition due to the exchanges.

I'm thinking, isn't that just the kind of savings and methodology (read capitalism) Republicans would favor instead of fighting?

September 28, 2013 at 10:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Welcome surprise?

"suckered?"

They voted for it. The information was clear on the city's web site for anyone interested in taking a few minutes to understand it. What's wrong with democracy? Oh, the majority doesn't always agree with you...right...

February 16, 2011 at 12:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ripe for repeal?

More name calling from Tom...how predictable.

January 22, 2011 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Architecture firm looks to move downtown; east Lawrence warehouse eyed for renovation into apartments

LarryNative

Short sited? These folks would be creating vacant buildings located in town a very short distance from the proposed location downtown. The proosed project does not create any NEW jobs in the city. Parking is already available for them without any discount.

So if the project is not built, the ability to keep paying property taxes without a discount will continue to benefit the city, the jobs that already exist will continue, and the city will continue to get full price for parking.

I know many others who are renovating downtown spaces and are not getting these kind of benefits. What about them?

January 8, 2011 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Villains can serve useful role

More name calling from Tom. Nazi, nice one Tom.

October 31, 2010 at 4:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library traffic

Details available on the City's web site.

October 29, 2010 at 3:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Voting mystery

Same ole Tom. Just name calling again. Cry babies? Really?

October 28, 2010 at 9:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library traffic

To SK. You are correct, the city did say they considered operating costs in all the options they looked at.

To Did_I_Say. The numbers you are using are not apples to apples. The chart in your link respresents simple construction cost for new construction and the 13 mil. you reference is total project cost including costs not accounted for in your chart and includes both renovation and new construction numbers also not in your chart.

The square footage you use to calculate the cost per square foot is wrong. The 13 mil. goes towards renovation of the entire library and for construction of a small addition which combined represent a much larger scope of work than the small square foot number you are using in your calculation.

You are using bad information. The correct information is availbable both on the city's web site AND at the library. :)

October 28, 2010 at 9:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library resource

To Did_I_Say. Not to try to change your position but to be clear for everyone else:

The numbers you are using are not apples to apples. The chart in your link respresents simple construction cost for new construction and the 13 mil. you reference is total project cost including costs not accounted for in your chart and includes both renovation and new construction numbers also not in your chart.

The square footage you use to calculate the cost per square foot is wrong. The 13 mil. goes towards renovation of the entire library and for construction of a small addition which combined represent a much larger scope of work than the small square foot number you are using in your calculation.

You are using bad information. The correct information is availbable both on the city's web site AND at the library. :)

October 28, 2010 at 9:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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