Here is your fresh edition of the newsletter from Voice For Liberty. This edition is dated April 13, 2020.
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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.
In 2019, the Kansas economy grew at the annual rate of 0.9 percent, down from 2.1 percent the previous year, and ranked forty-fifth among the states.
The conversion of a medical facility should receive city scrutiny due to tax breaks granted based on its original use.
The City of Wichita may spend to create a COVID-19 expense tracking project and to bypass normal purchasing processes.
An interactive visualization of household income and poverty data for states and counties.
Through the end of March 2020, Kansas state tax revenues have not seen the effect of the economic slowdown due to COVID-19.
Employment and the labor force rose in Kansas in February 2020 compared to the prior month, although employment growth was smaller.
For 2019, the rate of personal income growth in Kansas was near the middle of the states.
For the Wichita metropolitan area in January 2020, 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 when compared to the same month one year ago. Seasonal data shows increases in labor force and jobs from December.
Employment and the labor force rose in Kansas in January 2020 compared to the prior month. Kansas outperformed the nation in job growth the past two months.
"Sunflower Exclusive," a poem by Chinyere G. Okafor, is featured at Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita.
A report on the economic impact of the first ten years of operation of the Intrust Bank Arena in downtown Wichita incorrectly reported tax revenue.