Letters

  • Will governor, lawmakers now dictate to judiciary?

    To the Editor: Given the governor’s signature of HB2005, which among other provisions would defund state courts if the Kansas Supreme Court issues a decision unfavorable to the state, businesses and individuals with any flexibility at all may well .

  • Brownback, Legislature should reverse this outrage

    To the Editor: It looks like Gov. Sam Brown-back’s tax exemptions for businesses will stay put.  This is amazingly true despite almost all of us seeing that those exemptions were the major reason we face a $400 million shortfall. .

  • Don’t ordinary Kansans also deserve tax breaks?

    To the Editor: I have been reading about and listening to all of the good things our governor, Sam Brownback, has been doing for Kansas. I think he and our president come from the same school; neither has any common .

  • The dour-faced woman says little; the queen nods, waves

    To the Editor: I’ve been having a bad dream lately, a nightmare, really. In the first part, the scene is England, and white horses pull a gold carriage carrying the queen. She nods, smiling and waggles her loose wrist .

  • Our political discourse needs rules of engagement

    To the Editor: Can you imagine a K-State vs. Nebraska football game with no referees? Five minutes into the first quarter, fans would be on the playing field kicking, slugging, calling one another names and screaming “foul play.” This is .

  • A brief retrospective on Brownback’s comments

    To the Editor: Just a few revealing quotes from the primary author of the state budget shenanigans. Sam Brownback: “On taxes, you need to get your overall rates down, and you need to get your social manipulation out of it, .

  • Thanks for supporting Poppy Day for our veterans

    To the Editor: The American Legion would like to thank all those involved in our May 2 Poppy Day. We could not have provided the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka with the Manhattan community’s generous donation without each and every .

  • Wefald deserves great credit for landing NBAF

    To the Editor: Not being able to attend the most recent — hopefully final — NBAF groundbreaking ceremony last week, I was curious to read media summaries that followed and found this doozy: “ ‘The Manhattan, Kansas facility has been in the works .

  • City Park is your park; help us plan its future

    To the Editor: Manhattan’s City Park was laid out in 1855 when the city was founded. In the past 160 years, the park’s layout and structures have changed many times. One thing, however, remains the same as when our city’.

  • Is a fair tax policy too much to ask of our state leaders?

    To the Editor: After reading the article about the governor’s proposed tax plan in Sunday’s Mercury, I can only hope I have misunderstood it. First of all, many low-income persons, families and retirees already pay no income taxes. .

  • If Legislature acts on threat to courts, it could violate the U.S. Constitution

    To the Editor: There seems to have come into being what might be described as insurrection by legislation. It began when the 2014 Legislature passed a bill (HB2338) that among other things takes certain authority from the state’s chief justice; .

  • Ray’s Apple Market delivery is a godsend

    To the Editor: I want to thank Ray’s Apple Market for its wonderful new grocery delivery service. I am homebound much of the time due to health issues, so this service has been a huge blessing for me. Ordering .


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