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  • 2013 candidate forums |John Ball | March 19, 2013

    Economic development - John Ball

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    To what extent should the city link economic development incentives to specific wage levels, and what should those wage levels be? I support the current city process that awards more points to businesses that pay their employees higher salaries when they are being considered for

  • 2013 candidate forums |Usha Reddi | March 19, 2013

    Economic development - Usha Reddi

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    To what extent should the city link economic development incentives to specific wage levels, and what should those wage levels be? If the City is providing economic development incentives then those businesses should strongly be encouraged to create high paying jobs. I believe the City

  • 2013 candidate forums |Bob Strawn | March 19, 2013

    Economic development - Bob Strawn

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    To what extent should the city link economic development incentives to specific wage levels, and what should those wage levels be? I do not favor a living wage ordinance. Any economic development application should consider wages but not require a specific level. Low wage applications

  • 2013 candidate forums |Bob Strawn | March 19, 2013

    Budget questions - Bob Strawn

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    1. What is your view of the property tax levy: too high, about right or too low? If too high, how would you reduce it?  The property tax levy at 43.3 mills is unacceptably high.  Manhattan is becoming non-competitive with peer cities like Lawrence whose

  • 2013 candidate forums |Karen McCulloh | March 19, 2013

    Budget questions - Karen McCulloh

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    What is your view of the property tax levy: too high, about right or too low? If too high, how would you reduce it? Taxes are always a hot topic.  The important question is whether people feel they are getting good services in return.  Property

  • Local | March 19, 2013

    Dilapidated structure has owners at odds with town

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    The fate of a small limestone house in a little town has caused some big controversy among the citizens of Wakefield, including the building’s owners, Joseph and Nancy White. “It is the oldest house in the community, if not the state,” said Ed Hooker,

  • Local |Police, Courts, Emergency | March 19, 2013

    Man accused of killing baby appears in court

    An Ogden man accused of killing his girlfriend’s 6-month-old baby made his first appearance in Riley County District Court Monday afternoon. Michael Dechant, 19, was arrested Monday morning and appeared in front of Judge David Stutzman that afternoon to be read his formal charges of

  • Local |Government, Politics | March 19, 2013

    Legislature looks at cuts to higher ed

    With House budget discussions beginning Tuesday and the Senate starting its budget discussions Wednesday, officials pled their case Monday for the Legislature not to make cuts to higher education. Both the Kansas House and Senate are considering budgets that would reduce higher education spending. The

  • Local | March 19, 2013

    Vacant lots boost Pottawatomie County’s property sales

    February was another good month for property sales in Pottawatomie County. In her monthly update to county commissioners Monday, Appraiser Lois Schlegel reported 49 property sales last month—well above the three previous Februarys. “We’ve had a big run on vacant lots and that’s

  • I Wonder | March 19, 2013

    Why was the arson case made federal?

    Wonder1

    Q. I read the stories last week about the two people brought up on federal charges for the deadly apartment fire and the two others who robbed Dara’s Fast Lane who were also brought up on federal charges. Why were these case made federal?


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