The 2020 Election Candidates Who Made History

first_img– Advertisement – Election night victories by Representative Deb Haaland, Democrat of New Mexico, in the state’s First District, Yvette Herrell, a Republican, in its Second District, and Teresa Leger Fernandez, a Democrat, in its Third District, mean that New Mexico’s entire House delegation will be made up of women of color. In the Senate Cori Bush, a progressive who toppled a member of the Democratic Party establishment during her primary, cruised to victory over Anthony Rogers, a Republican, and became the first Black woman elected to represent Missouri in Congress. “To the Black women, the Black girls, the nurses, the essential workers, the single mothers — this is our moment,” Ms. Bush said in her victory speech.Ritchie Torres, a Democrat who is Afro-Latino, swept aside his Republican opponent and became the first openly gay Black man elected to Congress. He will replace Representative José Serrano in New York’s 15th Congressional District. (Mondaire Jones, another Democrat who is also Black and gay, is ahead in his race to fill the seat in New York’s 17th Congressional District that is being vacated by Representative Nita Lowey.) “I am hopeful that there’s a young person desperately in need of that message, who, just before going to bed, looked online and saw this result,” Ms. McBride said. “For that person, they know that change is possible and things can get better.” – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement – The 2020 election saw a diverse set of candidates in races across the country, even though the presidential contest was between two septuagenarian white men. Votes are still being tallied, but barrier-breaking candidates have notched victories in some of the races that have been called.Here are some of the winners who have made history.In the House of Representatives Cynthia Lummis, a Republican former congresswoman, will become the first woman to serve in the Senate from Wyoming. She cruised to victory in the race to succeed Senator Michael B. Enzi, who is retiring.In Statehouseslast_img read more

Ministry considers localized travel bubble to accelerate tourist industry recovery

first_imgTourism and Creative Economy Ministry is mulling over the possibility of establishing travel bubbles with neighboring countries in a more local scope to accelerate the rebound of  the pandemic-hit tourist industry, the ministry’s official has said.The ministry’s undersecretary for infrastructure and destination development, Hari Santosa Sungkari, said on Aug. 7 that the government’s plan to establish travel bubbles may not be between countries as previously floated, but rather between a country and provinces or specific tourist destinations.“We are drafting the travel bubble policy, which I assume wouldn’t be between countries. It may be between country A with Bali, or even between regions,” he said during an online press conference. Government officials previously talked about the possibility of creating a travel bubble, which would allow free movement within the areas included in the bubble, between Indonesia and China, South Korea, Japan and Australia, despite the sustained upward trend in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country that reached 125,396 cases as of Sunday.Read also: ASEAN hotel associations endorse travel bubbleIndonesia’s tourist industry has been severely impacted by travel restrictions during the pandemic, which wiped out Rp 85 trillion (US$5.87 billion) in tourism revenue so far this year, according to an estimate by the Indonesian Hotel and Restaurant Association (PHRI).Meanwhile, foreign tourist arrivals to Indonesia plummeted 59.96 percent to 3.09 million in the first half of the year, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported. As the industry’s woes continue, the government recently allowed some tourist destinations to reopen to visitors in its effort to curb further losses.The country’s major tourist destination, Bali, welcomed an estimated 4,000 domestic tourists on July 31, when tourism was reopened to the public, according to state-owned airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I (AP I). Bali is also planning to open its borders to international tourists on Sept. 11.Despite the government’s effort to lure foreign travelers, Hari projected that travel demand for foreign visitors would remain under pressure for the next few years.“Our foreign tourists arrival estimation in 2020 stands between 2.8 million and 4 million visitors, a far cry from our initial target of 18 million. We think it will take until 2024 or 2025 for the industry to fully recover and we could reach this year’s initial target,” he said.Topics :last_img read more

FB : OPPORTUNITY LOST: Syracuse fails to capitalize on forced turnovers in loss to Connecticut

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 4, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjr EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Ryan Nassib walked off the field in disdain, pulling his helmet off and taking a familiar seat on the left end of the bench on the Syracuse sideline.Three plays earlier, the SU quarterback and his offense ran onto the field with enthusiasm in the first quarter following an Orange fumble recovery to stop a Connecticut drive in the red zone.But Nassib’s drop back and quick fire on a slant for tight end Nick Provo happened too fast. The SU quarterback’s bullet pass sailed over Provo’s head and into the welcoming arms of UConn safety Jerome Junior. The third straight empty possession for SU nullified the forced turnover from moments earlier, a trend that came back to bite the Orange by the end of the game.‘I think it’s just when you think about, the defense got a turnover, we need to score now,’ SU wide receiver Alec Lemon said, ‘instead of just focusing on that first play and then the second play. And then that first first down and turning that into a good drive.’UConn’s five turnovers in the first half led to zero points for Syracuse. The Orange defense made big plays time and time again in the first half, intercepting quarterback Johnny McEntee twice and forcing three different players to lose fumbles. But each time the SU (5-4, 1-3 Big East) defense came running off the field with the ball, the offense didn’t make the Huskies (4-5, 2-2 Big East) pay. And when UConn’s offense got rolling in the second half, Syracuse’s inability to score points off turnovers cost it the game in a 28-21 loss to the Huskies in front of 38,769 at Rentschler Field on Saturday.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange offense also turned the ball over three times en route to a missed chance at becoming bowl eligible.‘You’ve got to make plays, we weren’t able to make plays,’ Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone said. ‘We wound up turning the ball over, too.’Syracuse showed its inability to move or take care of the ball in the first half on its very first drive. Already down 7-0 after a quick Huskies’ score, Nassib and running back Antwon Bailey botched a handoff on the Orange’s second offensive play.The ball came bouncing off of Bailey in the backfield toward the line of scrimmage, where UConn linebacker Jory Johnson recovered.‘It was … the handoff was … it just didn’t happen,’ said Bailey, who was limited to 50 yards on 16 carries.Still, back against the wall, the Syracuse defense made a play. McEntee threw the first of his two interceptions to safety Phillip Thomas. Syracuse got the ball back, no damage.But there was little progress made by the SU offense.Early in the second quarter, after Chandler Jones forced Huskies running back Lyle McCombs to cough up a fumble, Nassib was wild again. His throw on third-and-5 sailed high of Lemon for an incompletion on a slant play similar to his previous interception.Nassib finished the first half just 7-of-17 — a 41 percent completion rate — with a touchdown and interception. He failed to exploit UConn’s 106th-ranked pass defense.‘He came out, the balls were sailing on him, he had a couple guys open and just missed them,’ SU offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett said. ‘Part of playing the position, you got a lot of guys bearing down on you, get open and they just sailed on him.’In five first-half possessions after a turnover, Syracuse produced 62 yards on 21 plays. Those drives resulted in two three-and-outs, three total punts, an interception and a missed field goal.‘We had opportunities, and we weren’t able to take advantage of it in the first half,’ Marrone said.The Syracuse offense finally began to click in the second half. SU scored touchdowns on its first two possessions. Nassib completed 9-of-10 passes in the third quarter, including a touchdown pass.But the Connecticut offense also began piecing drives together to match SU punch-for-punch. And in what proved to be the most pivotal exchange of the game, UConn turned an interception into the eventual game-winning score.With the pressure mounting in a game tied at 21 in the fourth quarter, Nassib made a long throw to the right sideline intended for Lemon on a deep comeback route.Hackett said Nassib underthrew it a little. Lemon said he should have come back to the ball more. Or maybe Connecticut linebacker Sio Moore just made a phenomenal play when he jumped the route, picked off the pass and gave his offense possession — and eventually seven points.It was exactly what Syracuse couldn’t do all game long.‘Any time the defense does a great job like that, you got to capitalize on the turnovers,’ Hackett said. ‘We didn’t today. We didn’t capitalize at all.’mcooperj@syr.educenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Angels lose two more players in wild loss to Mariners

first_imgSign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Parker gave up an inherited run in the seventh, and he would have given up another if not for an unusual sequence in which the Angels got the third out at the plate. But Parker gave up a tying homer to Ryon Healy in the eighth.Oliver Drake, the Angels’ last available reliever, was on the mound in the ninth, when Haniger ended the game with his third homer in two days.“These guys battled back and got us a lead,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “It says a lot for those guys. Unfortunately, it was one of those days our bullpen was stretched a bit. We had to use them a lot and we just couldn’t get it done at the end.”The bullpen was stretched because Richards came out after just two innings.Richards said he had felt some discomfort in his hamstring in his last start, but it had gotten better in the days since. His fastball, normally 96-97 mph, was down to 93-94 as he gave up two runs on four straight hits in the second.“It wasn’t really bothering me till I got out there today,” Richards said. “It was something that was preventing me from working out over my front side. Everything else feels fine.”Richards said he’s expecting to have an MRI on Thursday. The fact that it’s not an arm injury is at least some reason for optimism. Richards missed almost all of the last two seasons with elbow problems.Not long after Noé Ramírez relieved Richards, Cozart dove to his right to try to make a play, and he hurt his left shoulder as he reached for the ball.“My shoulder kind of, separated or popped out a little bit when I hit the ground,” he said. “It’s happened to me before.”Cozart said the last time he missed “just a few days for it to calm down a little bit.” He seemed to be concerned because a shoulder injury “affects your swing and everything about baseball. Hopefully, I get good news tomorrow and there’s just some inflammation and we’ll go from there.”The infield is already missing Gold Glove shortstop Andrelton Simmons, out with a sprained ankle. Cozart, a shortstop throughout his career, had moved from third to short to fill in for Simmons. If Cozart is hurt, either Fontana or Fletcher will likely have to play shortstop.Each of them played a role in trying to help the Angels salvage a win on Wednesday.Related Articles Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Although the two players said they are hoping the injuries won’t be serious, further tests on Thursday’s off day await them both.“Hopefully it’s not as bad as it could be, and I’ll get back out there as soon as possible,” Richards said in the quiet of an Angels clubhouse following their fourth straight loss.The Angels were swept by the Mariners, the surprising leaders of the American League West. The Angels (37-32) are now 7-1/2 games behind Seattle.They could have been just 5-1/2 back if they’d been able to hang on to the 6-4 seventh-inning lead, an advantage they’d cobbled together on the strength of three hits from David Fletcher in his big-league debut, three hits from struggling Chris Young and Nolan Fontana’s second big-league homer.Problem was, by the time the Angels had the lead, there wasn’t much left of their bullpen. With Cam Bedrosian and Jim Johnson unavailable from a recent heavy workload, Blake Parker – the current closer – was summoned in the seventh. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 center_img Fletcher’s first big-league hit was a two-run triple, pulling the Angels within 4-3 in the fourth. He added two singles.After Young tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly in the sixth, Fontana hit a homer to put the Angels up 5-4 in the seventh. It was his second big-league hit, and both are homers. Young then hit a homer to make it 6-4.Fletcher, playing third, also made a heads-up play to temporarily preserve the lead in the seventh.Jean Segura was at third with one out when Nelson Cruz hit a fly ball to shallow left. Justin Upton’s throw to the plate pulled catcher Martín Maldonado about 30 feet from the plate. Since no one was covering home, Segura broke toward the plate. Fletcher, who had been between third and home, took a flip from Maldonado on the run and tagged out Segura.“He’s got a great baseball IQ,” Scioscia said. “He was in the right spot for the cutoff. When the throw was off line and he couldn’t get it, he knew he had to help at home. He reacted well.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield PreviousSEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: The Seattle Mariners celebrate after the game winning two run home run by Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Marco Gonzales throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsSeattle Mariners first baseman Ryon Healy, left, makes the catch for the double-play out of Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout, right, at first during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz, right, reacts as he crosses home plate next to Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado after Cruz hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Seattle Mariners’ Nelson Cruz is greeted in the dugout after hittng a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game agains the Los Angeles Angels, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher hits a two-run triple during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels’ David Fletcher, center, comes up standing after sliding past Seattle Mariners third baseman Andrew Romine, right, after hitting a two-run triple in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. Angels’ third base coach Dino Ebel watches at left. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Ben Gamel #16 of the Seattle Mariners hits an RBI single to score Jean Segura #2 in the second inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Noe Ramirez #25 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the third inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Noe Ramirez #25 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the third inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Garrett Richards #43 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitches against the Seattle Mariners in the first inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Marco Gonzales #32 of the Seattle Mariners reacts after strikng out Martin Maldonado #12 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to fnish the top of the fifth inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Nolan Fontana #16 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim watches his solo home run to give the Los Angeles Angels a 5-4 lead in the seventh inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners’ Dee Gordon, left, is safe at home on an RBI double hit by Jean Segura as Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado waits for the throw in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Dee Gordon #9 scores off a double by Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Blake Parker #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners was officially ruled out at home to end the seventh inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels third baseman David Fletcher, left, tags out Seattle Mariners’ Jean Segura at the plate as catcher Martin Maldonado watches during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. Segura was trying to advance on a fly out hit by Nelson Cruz. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners is tagged out at home by David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the seventh inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Jean Segura #2 of the Seattle Mariners is tagged out at home by David Fletcher #6 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the seventh inning during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners pitcher Chasen Bradford, right, watches as Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)Los Angeles Angels’ Chris Young points upward as he crosses the plate after hitting a solo home run against the Seattle Mariners during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Jabari Blash #54 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is thrown out at first in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Jabari Blash #54 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is thrown out at first in the ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger watches his two-run walk-off home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates after hitting the game winning two run home run in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger celebrates as he runs the bases after hitting a two-run walk-off home run against the Los Angeles Angels during the ninth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. The Mariners won 8-6. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners celebrates after hitting the game winning two run home run in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: Mitch Haniger #17 celebrates with Ryon Healy #27 of the Seattle Mariners after hitting the game winning two run home run in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Mariners players. including Jean Segura, center, who scored the game-winning run on a two-run walk-off home run by Mitch Haniger, wait for Haniger at the plate during the ninth inning of Wednesday’s game against the Angels in Seattle. The Mariners won 8-6 to sweep the three-game series. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 13: The Seattle Mariners celebrate after the game winning two run home run by Mitch Haniger #17 of the Seattle Mariners in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels during their game at Safeco Field on June 13, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)NextShow Caption1 of 32Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)ExpandSEATTLE — The Angels nearly pulled a victory out of the rubble of another discouraging day of injuries.Instead, they took three more losses, one on the scoreboard and two in the trainers’ room.After rallying from an early three-run deficit to take a two-run lead in the seventh, the Angels lost 8-6 to the Seattle Mariners on Mitch Haniger’s two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth on Wednesday afternoon.It was the frustrating end to a day that included Garrett Richards leaving with a strained left hamstring and Zack Cozart with a strained left shoulder.last_img read more

Republican legislators: Facts and myths surrounding the economic condition of Kansas

first_imgClaim: The State Budget is in troubleFact:  Many of the people making this claim should look in the mirror as the State ending the fiscal year prior to the Governor taking office with a negative $27 million ending balance.  Thankfully, the ending balances and reserves bounced back to the point of $709 million for fiscal year 2013.  The Governor and the Legislature understood the importance of the strong fiscal position as we knew the tax cuts would decrease State revenue and that it would take some time for the economy to turn around.  We also know that we have some work to do in regards to the State Budget.It was announced a few weeks ago that the State budget office had found $101 million in efficiencies from five different projects that do not include a reduction in services or staff and that there are other similar projects underway. These kinds of efficiencies along with a growing economy will be how our State will respond to the challenges ahead.Sen. Ty Masterson Chair, Senate Ways and Means CommitteeRep. Gene Suellentrop Chair, House Appropriations Committee Follow us on Twitter. The following is a guest editorial written by two Kansas State Legislators, requested to be published by State Representative Kyle Hoffman of the 116th District. “I completely endorse what they are saying,” Hoffman said. Kyle HoffmanWe have read with interest over the past few months as misinformation has been provided on the Governor and Legislature’s education and fiscal record.  As Chairs of the House and Senate Budget Committees, we would like to address a few of these false claims. Claim: Governor Brownback made the “largest cut to schools in state history.”Fact:  In the previous Administration, funding was propped up by $200 million of federal stimulus money. That federal money went away in Governor Brownback’s first budget, but he has increased State funding by over $270 million since that time.  As a result, Kansas spends more now per student than ever before on K-12 students.  Even when taking the increased investment to KPERS out of the equation, Kansas still spends more now per student than ever before. Claim: The Kansas economy is lagging the nation.Fact:  The income tax cuts were intended to stimulate economic growth, primarily through cutting the income tax for small businesses to zero as they employ the overwhelming majority of Kansans.  The tax cuts have had a positive effect on small businesses.    Small business income has grown by 26% and has one of the highest growth rates in the country.  This small business income has led to growth in jobs and wages.  Kansas has the 2nd highest growth rate in the country of job gains by new and expanding businesses since 2013.  Hourly and weekly earnings and wage growth has been higher than 3% for July and August of 2014 when compared to July and August of 2013, easily surpassing our neighboring states. Private sector job growth is 54% higher since 2011 than it was from 1991 to 2010.   In the last available quarter (4th quarter of 2013), Kansas saw a large increase in real GDP.  Rate of growth surpassed the national average and almost all states in its designated region.   All of these indicators point to a strong economy moving forward. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (5) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +6 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 301 weeks ago http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/el… Without Snyder’s knowledge or consent. What a slime. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 301 weeks ago http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/ar… Facts and math are hard. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 301 weeks ago Your response to claim #2 is False. It is true that more than 15,000 new businesses were incorporated in 2013, the first year of the governor’s tax plan. But Brownback ignores that more than 16,000 businesses were either dissolved or forfeited because of failure to pay fees. About 4,500 of these businesses were reinstated, putting the total increase in businesses at 3,600, less than the year before. However, all of these numbers are inflated, because some of the new businsses are also old businesses. The governor’s tax plan enabled certain types of businesses, such as limited liability corporations and S corporations, to pay no income tax, so many businesses that had other types of incorporation dissolved and then reformed as LLCs or S corporations. The Kauffman Foundation, looking at the number of new businesses created for every 100,000 people, ranked Kansas as 45th among all states in new business formation. Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/el… Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Mel · 301 weeks ago Just another Brownback yes man……….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Credence · 301 weeks ago We have already experienced the liberal economic experiment, which is increased taxes, more spending, low economic growth and exodus of businesses and citizens. Why do people think we can tax ourselves into prosperity? Paul Davis is in favor of higher taxes leading to more spending. How does this improve our economic situation? This article provides facts from people who actually know what our financial condition is at the state level. Spinning the facts to by those with their own personal agendas does not change the fact that Kansas is better economically today than we were under Kathleen Sebelius and we have an opportunity to improve what Brownback has started. Going back to the days of taxing and spending will not provide a secure economic future. Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more