June 24, 2024

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Tag: David Toland

Kelly veto of HB 2036 shows disdain for taxpayers and the state’s economy

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s veto of HB 2036 was entirely predictable.  We’ve heard the same excuses as she vetoed every…

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Three years after scathing audit, questions remain about Angel Investor Tax Credit

More than three years after reporting deficiencies were found in the Kansas Angel Investor Tax Credit program by the Kansas…

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No, Gov. Kelly, your programs are not working

Gov. Kelly says that the growth in the third quarter Gross Domestic Product (GDP) proves that her programs – primarily, subsidies…

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AFPF-Kansas files open records complaint against Commerce Department

More than a year ago, Americans For Prosperity Foundation-Kansas (AFPF-Kansas) filed a series of Open Records Act requests with the…

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No, Gov. Kelly, business isn’t booming in Kansas

With less credibility than Eddie Haskell, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly this week declared that business is booming in Kansas. The…

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Incompetence, not computers, seems to be majority of unemployment woes

The current snarl that is the Kansas Unemployment system — and the massive levels of fraud inflicted upon the state…

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Kelly admin celebrates destructive business tax climate

Apparently desperate for some sort of win to distract from a moribund state economy, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, in a…

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Commerce can’t – or won’t – substantiate “jobs created” claim

In late November of last year, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced that there had been $2 billion in new…

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Framework for Growth: more of what failed to produce growth

With Kansas in its fifth straight decade of economic stagnation, Commerce Secretary David Toland’s Framework for Growth plan looks to…

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Controversial Commerce Secretary promoted to lieutenant governor

Gov. Laura Kelly tapped Commerce Secretary David Toland to serve as her lieutenant governor on Monday. Toland replaces Lt. Gov.…

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Audit: $20 million Angel Investor program rife with problems

A damning report from the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit says the Angel Investor tax credit program designed to…

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McKinsey & Company selected over experienced, less costly firms for study

The Kansas Department of Commerce disregarded bids from experienced and less expensive companies to create an economic development strategy for…

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What is Kansas Department of Commerce hiding from public scrutiny?

Two requests filed by the Sentinel under the Kansas Open Record Act (KORA) with the Kansas Department of Commerce for…

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Gov. Kelly, David Toland need to answer questions on student achievement

 On Nov. 14 of Kansas Framework For Growth, created by Governor Kelly’s administration and Commerce Secretary David Toland, put out a…

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Disinformation targets Julia Lynn, other female GOP senators

Parts 1 and 2 of this investigative series disputed the Topeka Capital-Journal’s misleading conflict of interest allegations against Senator Julia…

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Media carries water for faux conflict of interest claims against Republican Senator

So far, not one newspaper or television station in Kansas fact-checked the Topeka Capital-Journal’s conflict of interest allegations against Republican…

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Commerce department excludes business owners from economic development committee

Despite saying business leaders would be included, every member of a Department of Commerce steering committee for Kansas Framework for…

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Rural listening tour reinforces Gov. Kelly’s plan for more spending

Governor Kelly’s press release announcing a $2 million effort to learn how to improve life in rural Kansas largely set…

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For-profit Iola Industries connected to KS Commerce Secretary is ‘delinquent’

For-profit Iola Industries, a company connected to Commerce Secretary David Toland, is a delinquent corporation according to the Secretary of…

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Commerce committee rejects David Toland nomination

A Senate Commerce committee is recommending that the Senate reject Gov. Laura Kelly’s nominee for Secretary of Commerce. A divided…

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Toland nomination to Commerce Secretary off to rocky start

A second nominee of Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, David Toland, is under attack for social media postings. State senators questioned…

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Are subsidies the ‘fix’ for economic challenges?

Government subsidies for a small portion of employers is the preferred attempt at economic development among many elected and economic…

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