Here is your fresh edition of the newsletter from Voice For Liberty. This edition is dated May 22, 2020.
Posts published by “Bob Weeks”
Employment fell sharply in Kansas in April 2020 as the response to the pandemic unfolded.
When adjusted for regional differences, personal income in Wichita and Kansas is higher than otherwise, but growth is slow.
A presentation by the City of Wichita regarding IRBs is good as far as it goes, which is not far enough.
Kansas state government tax collections rose to $3,443 per person in 2019, an increase of 5.0 percent from 2018.
For April, Kansas retail sales tax collections fell by 8.2 percent from last April, and much income tax revenue is deferred to July.
When the Wichita city council delegates spending to outside agencies such as Visit Wichita, it should insist on the same transparency requirements the city itself faces.
The Wichita city council will address a misunderstanding regarding imprecise language in an economic development incentive agreement.
For the Wichita metropolitan area in March 2020, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is down, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows increases in labor force and jobs from February, with the unemployment rate unchanged. It is unclear how the pandemic has affected this data.
There is no doubt that the United States economy has created many jobs since Donald J. Trump became president. How does the record compare with the previous administration?
Based on post-pandemic conditions, the projections from the Congressional Budget Office for the immediate future are grim, but look better for the future.
A proposal to hire a deputy or chief of staff to the Wichita mayor is a good idea which will increase transparency and accountability of elected officials.
A badly outdated portion of Wichita's website makes me wonder: Does anyone care?
Employment fell in Kansas in March 2020 compared to the prior month, but it still higher than last March. It is unclear how the pandemic has affected this data
The Wichita city council will consider borrowing $280 million from the federal government, and also consider issuing bonds of up to $331 million to repay the loan.
A visualization of employment, labor force, and unemployment rate for metropolitan areas, now with data through February 2020.
For the Wichita metropolitan area in February 2020, the labor force is up, the number of unemployed persons is up, the unemployment rate is up, and the number of people working is up when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows increases in labor force and jobs from January.