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  • Kansas lawmakers want the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich

    Kansas lawmakers want the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich
    Wealthier Kansans are paying much less in taxes after Republican Gov. Sam Brownback overhauled the state's income tax a few years ago. Brownback and other Republican officials hoped that more generous policies would stimulate the economy, bringing more...
  • Quickly for April 21: 'Stuck in the middle without a voice'

    What's Quickly? It's where readers sound off on the issues of the day. Have a quote, question or quip? Call Quickly at (312) 222-2426 or email quickly@post-trib.com. Wow. Another company moving to Gary with 300 jobs. I haven't seen this type of...
  • Lawmaker seeks to drop drug testing for welfare recipients

    The lawmaker behind a proposal to drug test certain welfare recipients backed away from the idea Tuesday, instead calling for further study on the issue. Democratic Rep. Terry Goodin of Crothersville proposed the testing requirement in a last-minute...
  • Ferry anger, corruption charges test South Korean president

    First it was the ferry sinking, which a year later still haunts Park Geun-hye's presidency: Seoul saw violent clashes over the weekend as enraged demonstrators accused Park of ignoring the alleged corruption and incompetence that cost South Korea 304...
  • Rand Paul should care more about the rest of us

    Rand Paul should care more about the rest of us
    Rand Paul is a dangerous elitist — at best. Poor or disenfranchised people may or may not be as intelligent as Paul thinks himself to be. But there is a great possibility that among the disenfranchised exists a number of intellectually, though...
  • Call to consolidate commissaries, exchanges gaining momentum

    Consolidation of the Defense Commissary Agency and three separate military exchange services into a single Defense Retail Activity is gaining support among policymakers inside the Department of Defense and perhaps a key congressional subcommittee, a...
  • Emily Badger: What Kansas gets wrong with welfare restrictions

    Poverty looks pretty great if you're not living in it. The government gives you free money to spend on steak and lobster, on tattoos and spa days, on — why not? — cruise vacations and psychic visits. Enough serious-minded people seem to think...
  • Stephen C. Smith: Gyrocopter pilot's protest shows revolution still alive

    Stephen C. Smith: Gyrocopter pilot's protest shows revolution still alive
    Revolution is still alive in America. On Wednesday, Doug Hughes, a 61-year-old mailman from Florida, flew a gyrocopter from Gettysburg Airport in Pennsylvania to the U.S. Capitol lawn. He did this not to deliver his tax return on time, but to deliver...
  • Brownback signs spectacularly punitive Kansas welfare bill

    Brownback signs spectacularly punitive Kansas welfare bill
    Brownback did it. Not satisfied with cratering his state's economy, cutting education budgets and rescinding long-established job protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender workers, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback on Thursday signed a punitive,...
  • New Kansas rules would limit spending of welfare benefits

    A new Kansas law tells poor families that they can't use cash assistance from the state to attend concerts, get tattoos, see a psychic or buy lingerie. The list of don'ts runs to several dozen items. More than 20 other states have such lists. But the one...
  • New Kansas law bars welfare spending on alcohol, lingerie, tattoos

    New Kansas law bars welfare spending on alcohol, lingerie, tattoos
    A new Kansas law prevents welfare recipients from using their government funds to buy a long list of items and services, including concert tickets, tattoos, psychic visits and lingerie.  As the measure worked its way through the Legislature, state...