Opinions

By John Baetz

It was reaffirming to see the Kansas Legislature finally move together, accept a more moderate proposal, and pass a school finance measure that will benefit the state’s public school students. When lawmakers first arrived last Thursday for their special session called by Gov. Sam Brownback, the typical Democrat vs. Republican, liberal vs. conservative rhetoric echoed through the Statehouse.

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By Jyll Phillips

My son and his family, who live in San Diego, are coming to visit. In fact, as I write this they are en route. Traveling across country with a six year old and two four month old boys can’t be easy. In fact, in that situation I might have accidentally left my last nerve and crumbling sanity in Albuquerque.

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By John Baetz

Save Kansas, an alliance of Republicans, Independents and Democrats, wants to abolish extremism controlling state government. Consider Save Kansas’ list of sensible, traditional values, and how they’ve been trampled since ultraconservative Gov. Sam Brownback took office:

• Balanced tax policy. Kansas must pursue as much after the governor’s radical tax reform gutted income-tax revenue and created huge budget shortfalls.

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