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  • Kansas keeps getting duped by economic development schemes

    Kansas keeps getting duped by economic development schemes0

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Kansas elected officials keep getting duped by economic development schemes, with politicians of both parties willing to give out hundreds of millions of dollars with poor oversight. Wichita and Coffey County are currently competing for a megaproject by Integra Technologies, with details about

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  • Megaproject and Government Spending Can’t Hide Anemic Job Growth

    Megaproject and Government Spending Can’t Hide Anemic Job Growth0

    Last month, Kansas gained 3,900 government jobs – almost as many as the 4,000 private-sector jobs advertised through the Panasonic megaproject and its taxpayer subsidies. Big government spending like a future megaproject can’t hide Kansas’s weak private sector jobs numbers. The June Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gain 700 private

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  • “Goal” of the World Cup is Soccer, Not Wasting Taxpayer Cash

    “Goal” of the World Cup is Soccer, Not Wasting Taxpayer Cash0

    Earlier this month, Kansas City was announced as one of the 16 host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It’s a big achievement for the community: KC was chosen because of the success of Sporting KC and other local soccer teams in bringing out fans and participation, so the current excitement is well-earned. However,

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  • What’s Causing Kansas Inflation?

    What’s Causing Kansas Inflation?0

    Whether at the gas pump or grocery store, Kansans are feeling the effects of high inflation. Prices in the region are about 7.9% higher than they were a year ago – the highest inflation the region has seen since at least the 1980s. What’s causing this inflation though and what policies, if any, could be

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  • Entrepreneurship Resources in Kansas

    Entrepreneurship Resources in Kansas0

    Over the pandemic, I opened…and later subsequently closed, a business with some friends. It was a social media app. We had little capital and no physical office. Doing the paperwork to open our business was relatively easy after we actually found it online. There was no clear guide on “file this paper, send this in

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  • Subsidies Do Not Equal Economic Growth in Kansas

    Subsidies Do Not Equal Economic Growth in Kansas0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Lieutenant Governor David Toland have used high investments in Kansas to argue for a booming economy. These claims should be taken with a grain of salt. Much of the investment has been bought through government subsidies in the form of bonds. Schwan’s new pizza plant in Salina is financed by

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