oxymoron (Patricia Davis)

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City asked to financially back outdoor rec center at Clinton State Park

No. And hell no. Any vote yes and time for recall.

December 17, 2016 at 12:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hard times for Kansas and its schools as economic ‘experiment’ creates gaping budget hole

Brownback's live, lab experiment is dead. This Presidential election/cabinet selection and advisors is Kansas on steroids. To say I am not optimistic about the result is a huge understatement. Yet when I read this story about education in Columbus, I felt a strange twinge of hope. If we were the experiment for the always going to fail trickle down economics, why can't we be where the revolution begins to take back our state? Can't we put aside our personal/religious agendas and focus on what is best for our children's educations and by doing so, create a more vibrant economy?

We have 105 counties in Kansas with a population of approximately 2.9 million. Compare that to California which as 58 counties and a population of 38.8 million. Let's consider going unicameral as Nebraska has done and reduce waste and quagmire of two congressional houses. Let's make ourselves more cost effective by reducing the number of counties. Let's build regional education consortiums for purchasing and other administrative expenses. Let's build a state-wide, state of the art technology system so the best and brightest in western Kansas can have access to subjects not available in their home towns.

Let's take back our state and build something better.

November 23, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Promoting voting

Jamie Shew for Secretary of State.

September 28, 2016 at 5:37 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Super 8 owner who stabbed his wife gets probation; family's religion played role in judge's decision

I think this ruling is an abomination and certainly deserves to be overturned upon appeal.When does religion TRUMP the constitution. Well,right here in Kansas.

August 27, 2016 at 6:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Fireworks ban

How about education and enforcement at the source of purchase? All illegal to set off within the City of Lawrence are clearly labeled. Instead of extra police hired to deal with hard to enforce law, simply station police cars at all entry points into the city from the out of city limit vendors. Stop. Search. Confiscate and destroy. Issue a hefty—$500?—fine on the spot and use the fines to pay for the extra duty.

July 14, 2016 at 11:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Ride-along reveals disregard for Lawrence fireworks ban, challenges in enforcing it

Don't let vendors sell illegal fireworks;

July 7, 2016 at 7:55 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence City Commission to choose between advancing or halting two requests for tax breaks

Until Kansas gets its sanity back and taxes are fairly taxed on everyone—including an elimination of sales on on food, I say no tax abatements of any kind for any one. It is immoral to ask low income and fixed income residents to help support other people's profits. If Schumm wants to live in his penthouse, let him pay for it—and his parking—himself.

July 4, 2016 at 3:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

State delays nearly $260 million in payments to schools as Kansas finances fall short again

Steve Bradt to your question of how do we get our state back, I think the only way is first vote a straight Democratic ticket for every office up for Kansan senator and representative (and even then vetting each candidate to make sure he/she is not a Trojan horse) after that impeach Brownback and Kobach. Anything else is just whining about the ALEC mess but being afraid to take action.

July 2, 2016 at 9:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former city commissioner seeking large tax rebate for proposed downtown project

In the Brownback Kansas of today where sales tax is King, then no and hell no to asking us, especially those on low or fixed incomes, to help fund Schumm's penthouse and free parking. Bob has had time as a city commissioner to learn the tricks of the trade. He has watched others get these incredibly valuable and seemingly FREE cash. Now he wants to cash in and is throwing us a veritable stew of FREE Bob Schumm. I say enough is more than enough.

May 20, 2016 at 6:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Belt-tightening' to be part of Lawrence budget discussions

Carol, I agree with you. I'd go even further to say to hell with being stingy with the sales tax on construction materials and eliminate that option entirely. With the current environment of the tea-partypublicans pushing down on local governments with unfunded demands while also limiting property tax increases, and with our sales tax at the upper limits, the way to increase sales tax revenue to is put everyone in the pool. And I would go even further and say it is time to eliminate sales tax exemptions for any organization, including churches.

May 13, 2016 at 1:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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