A downtown Wichita project receives free sales taxes and a bypass of Wichita's code of conduct for city council members.
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Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer
In Wichita, tax increment financing (TIF) leads to taxpayer-funded waste that benefits those with political connections at city hall.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: We’ll take a look at a few things Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer told the city in his recent State of the City Address. Then a look at topics from a new book titled “The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom.”
The Wichita city council voted to recommend that the Kansas Legislature create drivers permits for undocumented workers so they could drive to their jobs.
Here is a sampling of stories from Voice for Liberty in 2014.
The Wichita city council should repeal a law that the council doesn't follow.
An episode this week at the Wichita city council meeting highlights the need for campaign finance reform in Wichita. We’ll examine a few incidents and see if there’s a way we can reform Wichita city government so that it is capitalism friendly instead of crony friendly.
Those seeking favors from Wichita City Hall use campaign contribution stacking to bypass contribution limits. This has paid off handsomely for them, and has harmed everyone else.
The City of Wichita gives little notice regarding a public hearing, which does not contribute to an open and transparent government that welcomes citizen involvement.
Actions of the Wichita City Council have shown that campaign finance reform is needed. Citizen groups are investigating how to accomplish this needed reform, since the council has not shown interest in reforming itself.
Wichita has laws that seem clear. But the city attorney said they don't mean what they seem to say. Will our next mayor stand up for ethics?
As Wichita enters campaign season for mayor and city council, will any candidates call for implementing a reform that we desperately need in Wichita?
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer and the city council are proud of their citizen engagement efforts. Should they be proud?
Despite the stunning defeat of Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer’s proposed sales tax increase, and the fact that in April Brewer’s term limit will expire, he and the City Council are determined to take action in financing the projects that the Wichita voters just shot down, writes Mike Shatz.
Citizens want to trust their hometown newspaper as a reliable source of information. The Wichita Eagle has not only fallen short of this goal, it seems to have abandoned it.
The "Yes Wichita" campaign group makes a Facebook post with false information to Wichita voters. Will Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer send a mailer to Wichitans warning them of this misleading information?
A Wichita company asks for property and sales tax exemptions on the same day Wichita voters decide whether to increase the sales tax, including the tax on groceries.
Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer is concerned about misinformation being spread regarding the proposed Wichita sales tax.
Why is the City of Wichita spending taxpayer money mailing to voters who don't live in the city and can't vote on the issue?
Claims of a reformed economic development process if Wichita voters approve a sales tax must be evaluated in light of past practice and the sameness of the people in charge. If these leaders are truly interested in reforming Wichita's economic development machinery and processes, they could have started years ago using the generous incentives we already have.