February 24, 2024

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Tag: incentives

Kansas taxpayers snookered again; Oklahoma lands bigger Panasonic battery plant with smaller price tag

The Kelly/Toland administration told Kansas legislators they had to approve nearly $1 billion in subsidies to ‘win’ the competition with…

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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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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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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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Wichita city council approves property tax increases in Delano TIF

The Wichita city council unanimously approved an emergency measure today to expand the Delano TIF district, so the city can…

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Churn and Burn: Incentives and the Wichita Economy

At a recent Wichita City Council meeting members grappled with what to with the WaterWalk development. The old Gander Mountain…

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Rationale of government incentives

Incentives, also known as taxpayer-funded subsidies, are the predominant methods used by government and elected officials to encourage economic development. …

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Bonds, Tax Burdens and Wichita’s New Stadium

The Wichita City Council gave the go-ahead to private development of a new $75 million stadium to house the relocating…

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Effectiveness of incentives called into question

Incentives, also called taxpayer-funded subsidies, are ubiquitous in state and local government economic development efforts. The majority of incentives given…

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