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Editorial: In the street

In another 20 years we can close off part of New Hampshire St. to celebrate the end of Compton's tax abatements and the fact that he's finally paying his fair share of tax revenue back to the city. And with all the money he'll have collected from his private "special tax district" on NH. St. the next twenty years he could even pay for a touring band to put on a free concert and buy us all dinner.

October 5, 2013 at 10:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider issuing industrial revenue bonds for Rock Chalk Park project

Sure all that tax revenue could have been put to a better use paying for our crumpling schools or helping to pay for a new police station, but Fritzel's got needs, too. All that money will help pay off all the bad real estate decisions he's made lately and he'll still have enough money left over to pay for a new yacht and the red Ferrari with the personalized license plate that reads EXEMPT.

September 29, 2013 at 5:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City to consider issuing industrial revenue bonds for Rock Chalk Park project

I'm sure there are plenty of good reasons why we should be giving big real estate developers tax breaks, after all, paying taxes is so working class. Why should Fritzel or Compton have to help pay for the additional police, firefighters, roads, and sewers that their hotels, apartment buildings, and other developments require? This recreation center was a huge money grab from the start, so let's give Fritzel more tax breaks so he can keep more of the money we're giving him to develop his property. And if you're planning on using the recreation center, make sure to bring an extra $20 or $30 for parking and concessions, because that's the real reason Fritzel is giving us this gift in the first place.

September 29, 2013 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Should the U.S. take military action against Syria?

No, no, and more no. It's a shame Obama has painted himself into a corner with his talk of a red line. I imagine he feels obligated to act now that he's made that threat. It's a real mess, but we shouldn't be making it our mess, especially with Russia backing the other side.

August 28, 2013 at 6:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioners narrowly approve ban on porch couches

What abatement? I haven't heard anything about one recently.

August 28, 2013 at 5 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioners narrowly approve ban on porch couches

The word on the street is that they'll be excepting couches at the corner of 9th and New Hampshire this weekend. Just drop your couch in the hole and they'll have their arson expert on hand to help get rid of them.

August 28, 2013 at 2:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioners narrowly approve ban on porch couches

That sounds like a great idea.

August 28, 2013 at 2:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Former East Lawrence scrap yard may become unique housing development

I think this is a great idea, it sounds like it's going to be a huge improvement to that property.

August 28, 2013 at 1:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence city commissioners narrowly approve ban on porch couches

The Lawrence visitor center needs to start handing out brochures explaining all the random rules and regulations our commissioners have come up with to help save us from ourselves. Or maybe we should have them posted alongside the downtown charity meters, no wait, that would be a fire hazard.

August 28, 2013 at 1:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Downtown Lawrence call center gives details on plans to hire nearly 200

Yeah, good thinking, because unless you have 200 employees you shouldn't be able to express your opinion on the quality of jobs in Lawrence.

August 27, 2013 at 12:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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