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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - May 21, 2015, Garden City, KansasGo to a Telegram. Com to see a gallery of photos from the 1a 2a regional championship baseball game. Thursday May 21, 2015 75 cents volume 86, no. 120 1 Section 12 pages weekend memorial Day events on tap. Page a3 titanic lady buffs sink titans 3 1. Page a10 whats inside annies advice. A6 classified. A8 comics. A7 obituaries. A2 opinion. A4 police blotter. A2 state. A3 to listings. A11 weather. A12 Market prices weather forecast Grain prices at the Garden City Coop wheat. 5.05 Corn. 3.78 Milo. 3.60 soybeans. 8.66 Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live cattle futures june aug. Oct. High. 153.05 151.25. 152.65 Low. 151.00 149.47. 151.05 stand. 152.60 150.80. 152.22 today Cloudy Cool High 62, Low 46. Friday rain t storm High 60, Low 51. By Scott Aust Saust a Telegram. Com local economic development Board members continue to talk about seeking alternative funding sources As a hedge against tightening resources its partners Are experiencing now and in the future. The Finney county economic development corp. Is funded by Garden City Holcomb Finney county and Garden City Community College. During wednesdays of cedi Board meeting Board members noted their 2016 funding request was presented to the Finney county commission earlier this month which prompted a discussion about future funding. If nothing else maybe what we ought to do is create two or three scenarios that Are alternative finances. If were going to continue to be in this Box begging in front of the commissions each time maybe we ought to find an alternate Way Board member Bob Kreutzer said. At the least Kreutzer said staff should research potential alternatives and also see How economic development organizations in other communities Are funded. We have an awfully big Job to do but sooner or later we have to pay the Bills Kreutzer said. Of cedi received $ 255,750 in 2014 and 2015. For 2016, of cedi is asking its partners for an increase in funding to $ 315,200. The request for Garden City is for $ 125,000, an increase of $ 20,000 $ 25,000 from Holcomb an increase of $ 10,000 $ 150,000 from Finney county a $ 30,000 increase and $ 15,000 from a acc which is the same amount budgeted in 2015. Board members have indicated the increase is needed to offset dwindling reserves of cedi mulls Long term funding solutions James m. Dobson Telegram architect Kent Carmichael shows the blueprints of the ascend hotel to the Ulysses High school construction class on May 8 on the construction site. The students toured the facility and Learned about the Steps involved in building the hotel and Watermark. By Jonathan Shorman the Topeka capital journal Topeka the latest idea in the Capitol to close the budget Gap a perpetual motion machine. A new proposal before members of the House tax committee would tax some purchases made with tax dollars. The committee held a hearing on the Bill wednesday morning before calling off its afternoon meeting. The committee chairman rep. Marvin Kleeb r Wichita said he is not sure if the panel will work the Bill when it returns. The proposal House Bill 2435, would end sales tax exemptions for purchases made by contractors for the repair and construction of Public buildings. Currently contractors Are Able to buy materials tax free when a tax exempt entity is funding the project. Eliminating the exemption would affect projects by Public schools local and county governments As Well As the state. Public school districts for example typically pay for construction projects using capital outlay funds which Are made up of either property tax funds Bond proceeds or in some cases Aid from the state. In essence the legislation would increase the Cost of any building project. If a District spends $ 1 million on materials to construct a new building under the legislation the District would need More than $ 61,000 additional dollars to have the same purchasing Power. Projects begun prior to july 1, 2015, would continue to enjoy sales tax exemptions however. The legislation would generate about $ 150 million next year according to estimates. Kansas faces an $ 800 million Gap Between Revenue and expenses next year. Lawmakers need to find about $ 400 million in either spending cuts or new Revenue after fund transfers and other measures Are used. Meanwhile the Senate could potentially debate on thursday a tax package its own tax committee approved earlier in the week. That Bill would raise the states general sales tax to 6.5 percent boost cigarette taxes 50 cents per pack increase the motor fuel tax 5 cents per gallon freeze income tax rate cuts and Cut some itemized deductions in total generating about $ 495 million next year. During a hearing wednesday in the House tax committee Only Rodger Woods with americans for Prosperity testified in favor of House Bill 2435. He said that As he first examined the Bill he saw it As a perpetual motion machine simply moving Revenue around from one area Bill proposes to end Public building tax exemption see of cedi Page a5 see tax exemption Page a5 editors note this is the third in a series of stories profiling some of the top graduating High school seniors in the Telegram area. By Angie Haflich Haflich a Telegram. Com Coraima a Anezis parents never had the Opportunity to go to College but they instilled in their children a drive and work ethic that has allowed them to do just that. My parents did not get to go College. So i feel Lucky and blessed to be Able to do that Yanez said. My parents Are hard workers so thatus Why they ave always instilled the importance of that. A Anezis parents Macrino and Paula Yanez immigrated to the United states before their children were born because of the Lack of Opportunity in their native Huichapan Mexico. Yanez said they chose Tribune because her fathers family had relocated there. They moved Here it was mostly because my dads family my grandpa and my uncles moved Here so they brought them along she said adding that like other immigrants her parents were in Pursuit of the american dream. And now their daughter is the Greeley county High school class of 2015 s valedictorian something that she achieved through her own hard work. People have always told me ism a pretty hard driven person and i like to think i am too. I just try to push myself and give 100 percent in everything i do Yanez said. Yanez was a member of the Cross country and track teams the National Honor society student Council helping others succeed students against destructive decisions science olympiad and math relays. Her favorite subjects Are science and math. Math in particular because there is a right or a wrong answer and nothing in Between she said. In her graduation speech last saturday Yanez told her classmates to think of graduation As a lifelong process using a quote by Arie Pencovich. It was like graduation is Only a concept. In real life everyday you graduate. Graduation is a process that goes on until the last Day of your life. If you can grasp that you will make a difference a she said. The speech was somewhat nerve racking at first but after standing at the podium she realized her audience was her classmates Many of whom she has known since kindergarten. It made a difference knowing i was talking to my classmates Yanez said. Its that Small town feel Yanez will miss the most when she goes away to College next fall. Yanez credits parents with her drive and work ethic Courtesy photo Yanez see Yanez Page a5 annuals wards memorial Day Sale n. Hwy 83 275 1902 wow. . Com Mon. Sat. 9 a. 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