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  • Let’s not re-elect lawmakers who put us in this position

    To the Editor: I feel that both Gov. Sam Brownback and our Kansas Legislature have financially violated the people of Kansas. There is nothing that we can do now but suffer the conse-quences of their actions. It is a very .

  • Legislative outcome is an embarrassment

    To the Editor: I learned at an early age that there is no greater motivator than lack of time to finish any task that can’t be put off. You might think — wrongly, of course — that the Kansas Legislature would .

  • Kansans know little of the people they elect

    Kansans know little of the people they elect To the Editor: This is in reference to your editorial Sunday, June 14. Quote: “No question the governor and his allies took care of their priorities. Unfortunately, rank-and-file Kansans who form the backbone .

  • Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt U.S. workers

    Is President Obama’s push for passage of the bill on the Trans-Pacific Partnership good for the workers of the United States of America? I say “No.” If passed, 40 percent the globe could be involved. Many nations have hourly wages .

  • Celebrate Flag Day Sunday with ceremony at City Hall

    To the Editor: City of Manhattan officials and honored guests will be celebrating Flag Day with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, 1101 Poyntz Ave., at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Please join our city officials by showing your support for the .

  • Antique car rides a way to help injured soldiers

    To the Editor: The Oakland-Pontiac World-wide AACA Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will hold its sixth annual homecoming convention in Manhattan June 17-20. Autos will be touring in Abilene, Alma, Wamego and Manhattan. The cars will be .

  • 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, .


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