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Editorial: Clueless

If it makes sense... show us the numbers.

February 7, 2013 at 12:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence teachers, district at stalemate in salary negotiations

Lawrence taxpayers contribute their tax dollars to educate children. Instead, the district socks money away in accounts and underpays teachers. The result is we are losing talented people to surrounding communities and unable to recruit new talent. A teacher I know got a $6,000 raise simply by moving to Shawnee Heights. This has been the situation for years and it's getting worse. Look at the school district budget you will see what the district values. The money is there. It's just not going to the classroom.

July 12, 2012 at 6:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Ethics complaint filed against Rep. Gregory; legislator admits mistake

This is a second ethics incident for Teri Lois Gregory. The Ottawa Herald reports she had a postcard writing violation last year.

July 21, 2011 at 10:44 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence teachers, administrators negotiating schedule changes, planning time

If teachers will have the possibility of extra students, extra classes and extra work, it would not make sense to cut plan-time. Students benefit from a well-planned teacher and lesson.

December 8, 2010 at 3:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence school district mulls 7th period for high schools

Additional classes and more students necessitates additional planning for teachers as well. We need to factor that into the equation.

November 21, 2010 at 10:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Statehouse Live: Lawmakers hear about Statehouse project costs

Look a little closer at this "study" and at Art Hall...

The study (which was called a “KU study” in the press) came out of the Center for Applied Economics at KU. The center is funded by Koch Industries and under the direction of Art Hall, a former Koch executive. It was written by Barry Poulson, an extreme anti-government agitator from Colorado whose Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) limiting government spending in Colorado nearly destroyed their state services until the voters suspended it in an effort to save their roads, schools, and public safety budgets. So…it’s not a KU study; it’s a Koch study.

As for Art Hall, among his other efforts is “Proposition K,” a property tax limitation for Kansas modeled on California’s famed Proposition 13. Proposition 13 has had such a negative effect on the budget in California that it is a major contributor to the problems faced in closing their budget gap. Hall wrote Proposition K for the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, a “think tank” looking for ways to starve the state budget here in Kansas. The Flint Hills Center is closely allied with Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a Washington, DC based “think tank” funded primarily through the Kochs that organized the anti-tax “tea parties” and is leading efforts to derail health care reform and global warming initiatives.

Poulson and Hall chose the word “bankrupt” for one purpose – to get media attention.

October 13, 2009 at 8:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

KPERS problems to be reviewed in Tuesday hearing

Look a little closer...

The study (which was called a “KU study” in the press) came out of the Center for Applied Economics at KU. The center is funded by Koch Industries and under the direction of Art Hall, a former Koch executive. It was written by Barry Poulson, an extreme anti-government agitator from Colorado whose Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) limiting government spending in Colorado nearly destroyed their state services until the voters suspended it in an effort to save their roads, schools, and public safety budgets. So…it’s not a KU study; it’s a Koch study.

As for Art Hall, among his other efforts is “Proposition K,” a property tax limitation for Kansas modeled on California’s famed Proposition 13. Proposition 13 has had such a negative effect on the budget in California that it is a major contributor to the problems faced in closing their budget gap. Hall wrote Proposition K for the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, a “think tank” looking for ways to starve the state budget here in Kansas. The Flint Hills Center is closely allied with Americans for Prosperity (AFP), a Washington, DC based “think tank” funded primarily through the Kochs that organized the anti-tax “tea parties” and is leading efforts to derail health care reform and global warming initiatives.

Poulson and Hall chose the word “bankrupt” for one purpose – to get media attention.

October 13, 2009 at 8:50 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

School board OKs deal for athletic field lighting

Stack-em deep and teach-em cheap... but we have lights.

February 24, 2009 at 8:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Bonner Springs' Moon Marble makes 8 Wonders list

Moon Marbles in Bonner Springs is a fantastic place. There are many items there that I haven't seen in years. There are marble-making demonstrations and the owner tells a funny story about how he got into the business by accident.

February 24, 2009 at 8:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Area residents seeking jobs with Wal-Mart

Walmarts suck the life out of communities, gouge workers and dodge taxes that other businesses pay. There is a high cost to these low prices. Even people who never set foot in these stores will pay it. Think about this as the traffic piles up on the stoplight jungle that sixth street is becoming.

February 11, 2009 at 8:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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