June 3, 2023

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Tag: economic development

Audit: Economic development ‘incentives’ don’t cover costs to taxpayers

A recent audit of economic development “incentive” programs by the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit found that — while…

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Petition asks legislature to halt skyrocketing electric rates

Kansas has some of the highest electric utility rates in the region, with residents paying — on average — 25%…

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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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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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Electric rates hurt economic development; Evergy customers getting $41 million rate hike

Having significantly higher electric rates than surrounding states isn’t just a millstone around the neck of the average Kansan, it’s dragging…

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Wichita Council Serves Subsidies to Cargill

Cargill is walking away from the negotiating table with more than $20 million in subsidies courtesy of the Wichita City…

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