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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Governor and Statehouse not the only bad things going on in Kansas

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Besides being ravaged in the last few years by their Governor and very Republican Statehouse in Topeka, it seems Kansas also has another rather large, threatening problem. The state is on the list of "7 States in America Running Out of Water."  Not only that but of the 7, they're in the number 2 worst position, to boot:

2. Kansas
--Pct. of state in severe drought: 96.4%
--Pct. of state in extreme drought: 64.6% (3rd highest)
--Pct. of state in exceptional drought: 21.4% (2nd highest)

Severe drought conditions persist in more than 96% of Kansas. Furthermore, nearly two-thirds of the state is experiencing extreme drought, while more than one-fifth is experiencing exceptional drought. The good news for Kansas is that rain in March has eased the drought, although National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Kleinsasser told the Associated Press earlier this week that the state is still experiencing “precipitation deficits” of as much as 20 inches in many parts of the state. Kansas produces about 20% of the nation’s wheat, more than any other state. Wheat production was up 38% in 2012 compared to 2011, although the drought affecting the state probably will make this level of production unsustainable for 2013.

So you'd think the Governor and that legislature at the Statehouse would be doing something about it, wouldn't you, in some way? Try to do anything they can to ease conditions? Something? Anything?
But then you'd be wrong. It's far more important for those people to give tax cuts to the Koch brothers and wealthy and corporations and legislating against women and their rights, rather than do things for the people, for the entire state.

Side note: In number one position is Nebraska while neighbor to the South Oklahoma is in last place at number 7.

Again, if the Legislators in Kansas had any sense, they'd see maybe what they could do with their fellow legislators from those states, too, to see what could be done for their states on this issue.

But then, that would be sensible and logical and helpful to the entire state and not just the wealthy.

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