February 22, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.


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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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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Bill would create transparency, accountability for state incentive programs

Kansas lawmakers are likely to adopt legislation that will provide a new level of accountability and transparency to some of…

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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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