Some citizen activists and Wichita city council members believe that a single $500 campaign contribution from a corporation has a corrupting influence. But stacking dozens of the same $500 contributions from executives and spouses of the same corporation? Not a problem.
A Wichita newspaper op-ed is either ignorant of, or decides to forgive and excuse, bad behavior in Wichita government, particularly by then-mayoral candidate Jeff Longwell.
Wichita’s largest employer asks to avoid paying millions in taxes, which increases the cost of government for everyone else, including young companies struggling to break through.
The Kansas Justice Institute will be there to fight for citizens on school choice, civil asset forfeiture, personal property rights, occupational licensing and many other invasions of personal liberty.
Good Jobs First today lauded the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) for its latest formal guidance on how localities and states should disclose the costs of economic development tax breaks.
Wichita politicians, economic development officials, and civic leaders bemoan the lack of incentives Wichita can offer. From April 2015, a deal under consideration illustrates what is available.
Kansas Policy Institute released a study of regulation and its impact at the state and local level. This is different from most investigations of regulation, as most focus on federal regulations.
A document released by the City of Wichita casts strong doubt on the wisdom of a new home property tax rebate program. The document also lets us know that city staff are not being entirely honest with the citizens of Wichita.
A Kansas newspaper editorial illustrates that for the establishment, schools — the institution of public schools, that is — are more important than students.