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Democrats criticize Brownback over comments made in national radio address

The Kansas City Star had an excellent editorial on this. http://www.kansascity.com/2013/04/06/...

1. Brownback was able to keep Kansas afloat only because of his predecessor - a Democrat. The sales tax Parkinson implemented was the key to the state's fiscal health. Brownback knows this: that's why he's fighting to hard to keep it in place. I hope his party rebels and Brownback has to deal with the fallout.

2. Brownback has cut money from schools - according to the Star - over $100 million to elementary and secondary education.

But Brownback has never cared about facts. People of Kansas need to call him on this & elect someone else in 2014.

April 8, 2013 at 6:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library leaders unveil new design for $19 million expansion

14.4 million is for the library.
4.6 is for the parking garage.

Cost to taxpayers is 18 million.
1 million is being raised from private donors.

July 25, 2011 at 7:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Library leaders unveil new design for $19 million expansion

A lot of people don't have the money to buy e-readers and e-books and they will rely on public libraries for these materials just has they have for print books. And a lot of people that *do* have money don't want to use their limited disposible income buying something they can borrow. Pooling everyones dollars together goes a lot further than everyone building indiviual libraries in their own house.

There are also meeting rooms, pre-school education is offered by way of numerous children's programs, internet access for those with no or slow internet connections, and more.

Please don't pit one valuable public institution against another: both the SRS and the library are essential parts of a healthy Lawrence!

July 25, 2011 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Meetings scheduled to address closure of Lawrence's SRS office; Brownback administration remains mum

You are only proving the point that Brownback and his ilk are trying to dismantle government-based social services & replace them with faith-based programs. Many people do not want to have to pretend to follow a particular faith in order to get help. It's important to decouple social services from religious institutions. As for community & famiily: in our current mobile society, that is simply no longer possible. Lastly: it's cheaper to help people at the beginning of the cycle of poverty instead of ending up paying for support via the prison system. Programs like HeadStart and Parents as Teachers are very cost effective and save money in the long run.

July 8, 2011 at 10:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence community devastated, shocked by closing of its SRS office

Sunny: get a clue...Brownback's Taliban doesn't want to give money to Planned Parenthood for family planning services either. So, poor people just be celibate, I guess, according to your line of thinking.

July 3, 2011 at 6:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )