State of Kansas Archives: on Environment
For early farm bill, but final bill had too many subsidies
On policy, [Tea Party primary challenger Milton] Wolf is already having an impact. The latest reminder came this week, when Roberts opposed the five-year, nearly $1 trillion farm bill, which was prized by leaders of the
Kansas farm lobby but opposed by Tea Party activists. Roberts, who had written an earlier version of the measure, said the final legislation included too many subsidies.
Source: N. Y. Times on 2014 Kansas Senate race
Feb 7, 2014
Important to preserve forests to protect jobs
The Arkansas Forestry Commission marks its 80th anniversary this year. They have led the effort of preserving, protecting and restoring the approximately 18.5 million acres of forestland. They manage our private and public forest lands with a commitment
to sustainability, while maintaining Arkansas's largest manufacturing sector. The forest-products industry directly employs more than 30,000 Arkansans and contributes more than $1.5-billion in payroll to our economy every year.
Source: Arkansas 2011 gubernatorial press release #2801
Mar 25, 2011
Brother's $107M wind project created 1000s of jobs statewide
Blunt pointed out that a wind-energy company headed by Carnahan's brother, Tom, had received a $107 million grant through the federal stimulus package. That money, Blunt said, created only 16 jobs. "Tell me if that's a good investment of money,"
But Carnahan said the business created thousands of jobs around the state and accused Blunt of below-the-belt attacks. "I've got nothing to do with my brother's business," she said.
Source: Kansas City Star coverage of 2010 Missouri Senate debate
Oct 15, 2010
Property rights are ours, not governmentís
Our children learn that private property rights must be respected, even by civil government, and that theft violates Godís commandments, even when it is accomplished by majority vote.
Source: Speech to the Kansas Education Watch Network Conference
Aug 7, 1993
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