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.
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Citizens may not have noticed that a campaign contributor to Wichita Mayor Jeff Longwell received a large benefit from the city this week.
Wichita city hall again places a controversial matter on the consent agenda, where it might pass without notice.
When a county commissioner's questions produce a reversal of the county manager's spending plans, you know we have good representation.
From the Wichita Pachyderm Club: Robert L. Bradley, Jr. speaking on the topic "The Contra-Capitalist Corporation (In Search of Heroic Capitalism)."
The Wichita City Council will consider approval of a redevelopment plan in a tax increment financing (TIF) district.
Those who supported higher sales taxes in Wichita also support one Sedgwick County Commission District 4 Republican candidate exclusively.
Remarks from a candidate for Sedgwick County Commission call for presenting a unified front to the public.
The Wichita City Council authorized the spending of a lot of money without discussion.
An important detail regarding Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita is unsettled, and Wichitans have reason to be wary.
Following the Wichita Mayor, the Chair of the Sedgwick County Commission speaks on economic development.
In Wichita, a space for outdoor concerts may be created across the street from where amplified concerts are banned.
Wichita city hall failed to uphold the terms of a development agreement from five years ago, not monitoring contracts that protect the public interest.
Does the City of Wichita enforce its public-private partnership agreements? In some cases the city doesn't even ask for the information that is needed for enforcement.
Dr. James Otteson is executive director of the BB&T Center for the Study of Capitalism at Wake Forest University. He was in Wichita to speak at the Bastiat Society and stopped by the WichitaLiberty.TV studios to discuss capitalism.
Here are highlights from Voice for Liberty for 2016. Was it a good year for the principles of individual liberty, limited government, economic freedom, and free markets in Wichita and Kansas?
A new report details the way state pension funds harm workers and taxpayers through cronyism.
Several large employers in Wichita ask to avoid paying millions in taxes, which increases the cost of government for everyone else, including young companies struggling to break through.
A downtown Wichita project receives a small benefit from the city, with no mention of the really big money.