Here is your fresh edition of the newsletter from Voice For Liberty. This edition is dated October 20, 2019.
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An ad from the Jeff Longwell for Mayor Committee contains a false claim.
Employment fell and the labor force rose, both by small amounts, in Kansas in September 2019 compared to the prior month. Kansas employment continued a trend of accelerating job growth in recent months and has matched the national rate for year-over-year growth.
There are eight major lessons for Wichita voters when they cast their ballots on or before November 5, 2019, concerning the revelations of favoritism involving the mayor, apparently a majority of the city council, and a number of Wichita businesses and businessmen concerning a proposed massive city water plant contract that is close to half a billion dollars, writes Karl Peterjohn.
From New Symposium Society: Language Matters
In 2014 the City of Wichita advised spending millions on a water project, but it wasn't for the main water treatment plant replacement, and it wasn't financed with debt.
From the Wichita Pachyderm Club this week: Wichita city council candidates from district 2. This audio presentation or podcast was recorded on October 11, 2019.
During the first two years of the Trump administration, United States manufacturing jobs grew at a monthly rate of 15,833 in 2017 and 22,000 in 2018. For 2019, through September, the monthly rate is 4,556.
The Wichita city council will consider expanding an existing TIF, or tax increment financing district.
The amending of a retail lease tells us a lot about the economics of downtown Wichita.
From the Wichita Pachyderm Club this week: Candidates for the board of USD 259, the Wichita public school district. This was recorded October 4, 2019.
Citizens may not have noticed that a campaign contributor to Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell received a large benefit from the city this week.
For the Wichita metropolitan area in August 2019, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is down, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up, all by small amounts, when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows small increases in labor force and jobs from July.
Wichita has a city code governing ethical conduct by council members, but it seems to have no teeth.
When pursuing a large Wichita city contract, did the winning company lobby all council members, or primarily Mayor Jeff Longwell?
In a report looking at the economics of the 100 largest metropolitan areas, Wichita often ranks near the bottom.