Letter to the Editor
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 19 February 2013 13:40Grant to help seniors
‘Return to Home’
Parkside Homes would like to express our gratitude to the Hillsboro Community Foundation and Kansas Health Foundation for the generous grant awarded Feb. 12. It is an honor to be part of a community that is committed to growth and new opportunities for Hillsboro and Marion County residents.
With this $2,500 grant, Parkside will begin a “Return to Home Program” designed to help community members succeed as they return home after rehab or extended nursing care stays at Parkside.
The program features a liaison that will meet with individuals in their home to follow up and assist with completing discharge instructions. The majority of funds received through the grant will aid in...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 05 February 2013 14:00Bill would undermine
A group of cowards were told to take their name badges off and slink onto the floor of the Kansas House of Representatives through the back stairs. Why? The fear was there would be an angry mob of teachers confronting them to show their disapproval.
But there were few present to represent the union cause because the teachers were in their classrooms teaching the children, just like the teachers in Connecticut who gave up their lives for the children in their care.
House Bill 2023 restricts how public employee union payroll deductions can be used. This includes state workers, teachers, police and firefighters. Kansas does not require union membership and dues dollars do not go directly...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 29 January 2013 13:43Tax double-talk
from our governor?
Am I hearing some double-talk from Gov. Brownback? One side of his face is saying I will cut your taxes by eliminating the personal income tax. The other side says that in the meantime I will increase your taxes by eliminating some deductions.
If the income tax is eliminated, dropping these deductions will provide only short-term relief and at a time when the common people don’t need any more taxes.
You ask, is eliminating the deductions a tax? Yes. That will mean in effect these deductions will now be taxed. Anything we pay that goes to the government, including local entities, is a tax. They may call it a fee, but it goes to the government to pay its “expenses.” They may call it a...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 08 January 2013 15:42Commissioners voice opposition to SB-17
Editor: Following is an open letter sent to the state legislators serving Marion County: State Sen. Jay Emler, State Rep. Don Schroeder and State Rep. John Barker.
The Marion County Commission has become aware of a Senate bill (SB-317) from last year that will be brought up for consideration again in the next legislative session. We are going on record as strongly opposed to SB-317 due to the severe adverse ramifications it will have on Marion County plus the 104 other counties that comprise the state of Kansas.
The property-tax exemption for machines and fixtures passed in 2006 reduced Marion County revenue more than $700,000 annually. The Keystone Pipeline Exemption denied...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Monday, 31 December 2012 11:48Dueling philosophies can’t co-exist
In his editorial a few of weeks ago, the editor basically pointed out what he viewed as the hypocrisy of the complaints by the grass-roots conservatives over the purging of grass-roots conservatives from important committee assignments by (House Speaker John) Boehner, while at the same time removing establishment Republicans from committee assignments at the state level.
The difference is this: Beginning with the Tea Party movement in 2009 we have had a revolution taking off in this country between the liberal socialist all-powerful big government that wants to scrap the Constitution, and the constitutional conservatives who want to go back to the constitution as the basis for our government. It...
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