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Gov. Sam Brownback embarks on unpromising Kansas tour about jobs and tax cuts

Gov. Sam Brownback is getting ready to go on tour to tout his pledge that Kansas can create 100,000 new private-sector jobs during his next four years in office. The governor also recently reiterated his promise to continue the state’s “march to zero” for its income tax rate. However, that goal appears unrealistic, based upon The Star’s review of job growth in Kansas and the rest of the country.

Steve Rose

Few people really understand this muddled budget crisis in Kansas

What is occurring in the state is so confusing, very few understand what’s going on. What everyone should know is the answer to this simple question: When Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature slashed income and business taxes at a magnitude unprecedented in state history, what exactly were they looking to accomplish?

Gov. Sam Brownback embarks on unpromising Kansas tour about jobs and tax cuts

Gov. Sam Brownback is getting ready to go on tour to tout his pledge that Kansas can create 100,000 new private-sector jobs during his next four years in office. The governor also recently reiterated his promise to continue the state’s “march to zero” for its income tax rate. However, that goal appears unrealistic, based upon The Star’s review of job growth in Kansas and the rest of the country.

How do you spell a more vibrant Kansas City region? J-O-B-S

Even with all the good things happening in the Kansas City region, they are not occurring as robustly as they are in most of our biggest competitors for jobs and residents. Other metro areas are eating our lunch. The region’s stagnant job situation is perhaps the biggest obstacle to making this a truly thriving community for years to come.

John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu’s ill-timed dance over Iran

House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress is not only a badly timed political sucker punch in this country. It has Israeli political observers concerned over the damage it is doing to U.S.-Israeli relations.

Gov. Sam Brownback embarks on unpromising Kansas tour about jobs and tax cuts

Gov. Sam Brownback is getting ready to go on tour to tout his pledge that Kansas can create 100,000 new private-sector jobs during his next four years in office. The governor also recently reiterated his promise to continue the state’s “march to zero” for its income tax rate. However, that goal appears unrealistic, based upon The Star’s review of job growth in Kansas and the rest of the country.

How do you spell a more vibrant Kansas City region? J-O-B-S

Even with all the good things happening in the Kansas City region, they are not occurring as robustly as they are in most of our biggest competitors for jobs and residents. Other metro areas are eating our lunch. The region’s stagnant job situation is perhaps the biggest obstacle to making this a truly thriving community for years to come.

John Boehner and Benjamin Netanyahu’s ill-timed dance over Iran

House Speaker John Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress is not only a badly timed political sucker punch in this country. It has Israeli political observers concerned over the damage it is doing to U.S.-Israeli relations.

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Letter of the week: Boost funding for school arts

Cecelia Cook, 16, who is the principal violist with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City and was selected for the Missouri All-State Orchestra, writes: Don’t get me wrong, I like sports as much as the next high-schooler. But when it comes to funding fine arts, I think school districts need to get their priorities straight.

Labor trouble at the Golden Arches has a wider potential

If the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that was recently filed against McDonald’s succeed, it portends much bigger woes for not only McDonald’s but other companies operating on the franchise model and employing large numbers of minimum wage workers.

Letter of the week: Boost funding for school arts

Cecelia Cook, 16, who is the principal violist with the Youth Symphony of Kansas City and was selected for the Missouri All-State Orchestra, writes: Don’t get me wrong, I like sports as much as the next high-schooler. But when it comes to funding fine arts, I think school districts need to get their priorities straight.

Labor trouble at the Golden Arches has a wider potential

If the plaintiffs in a lawsuit that was recently filed against McDonald’s succeed, it portends much bigger woes for not only McDonald’s but other companies operating on the franchise model and employing large numbers of minimum wage workers.

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Few people really understand this muddled budget crisis in Kansas

What is occurring in the state is so confusing, very few understand what’s going on. What everyone should know is the answer to this simple question: When Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature slashed income and business taxes at a magnitude unprecedented in state history, what exactly were they looking to accomplish?

Donna Ziegenhorn: Huge misperception of Islam requires more understanding

Donna Ziegenhorn, author of “The Hindu and the Cowboy,” a play inspired by stories from Kansas Citians of numerous faith and cultural traditions, writes: We face a long walk in understanding Islam. But it’s a walk that’s needed for a 21st century in which the positive, humanistic threads of all our world’s religious (and nonreligious) traditions can be known and valued.

Few people really understand this muddled budget crisis in Kansas

What is occurring in the state is so confusing, very few understand what’s going on. What everyone should know is the answer to this simple question: When Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature slashed income and business taxes at a magnitude unprecedented in state history, what exactly were they looking to accomplish?

Donna Ziegenhorn: Huge misperception of Islam requires more understanding

Donna Ziegenhorn, author of “The Hindu and the Cowboy,” a play inspired by stories from Kansas Citians of numerous faith and cultural traditions, writes: We face a long walk in understanding Islam. But it’s a walk that’s needed for a 21st century in which the positive, humanistic threads of all our world’s religious (and nonreligious) traditions can be known and valued.

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