February 10, 2016

OUR VIEW: Good idea, bad timing for bill to eliminate food tax

There’s good news and bad news in a plan adopted by members of the Kansas House. First the good: Kansas is one of only a handful of states that taxes groceries the same way other items are taxed. Right now, at 6.3 percent, the regressive grocery tax forces those with lower incomes to spend a Continue Reading

OUR VIEW: Kansas politicians advocate for the ways of Washington

The tired politics of yesterday are, unfortunately, alive and well in Kansas. Despite a political climate against government picking the winners and losers through the tax code, and despite political tailwinds for fairer taxation, two Kansas giants are advocating that Congress extend a frivolous tax credit for wind energy. In a guest editorial sent to Continue Reading

OPINION: Washington needs to cut spending, reduce debt

Sen. Jerry Moran R-Kansas Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor released a dismal update on the state of our nation’s economy. Not only did the national unemployment rate rise to 9.1 percent, but the number of Americans looking for work increased to 14 million. The current economic policies are not working. In fact, they are Continue Reading

EDITORIAL: Citywide garage sale matches entrepreneurs with customers

Once again, the citywide garage sale drew hundreds, if not thousands of people to our community last weekend. The streets teamed with bargain hunters and vendors. There were entrepreneurs from organizations seeking to raise funds for civic projects and corner lemonade stands. The citywide garage brought out the best that is capitalism. In between, business owners Continue Reading