A look at some economic development incentive programs in Wichita and Kansas. Second in a series. Tax increment financing (TIF) is prominent in this episode.
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A look at some economic development incentive programs in Wichita and Kansas. First in a series.
An interactive visualization of Kansas school salaries by district and category.
An interactive visualization of Kansas school salaries by district and category. This visualization holds salaries of Kansas school superintendents, principals, and teachers. The visualization shows…
Kansans need of a new way of thinking. They won't get that from a Democrat or Republican as governor, writes Michael Austin, Director of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government at the Kansas Policy Institute.
What is the condition of Kansas highways?
A look at actual spending on Kansas highways, apart from transfers.
Kansas has more state government employees per resident than most states, and the trend is rising.
An interactive visualization of state government employment, grouped by state and function. These are state government employees only. Local and federal government employees are not…
Wichita spending data presented as a summary, and as a list.
Wichita spending data presented as a summary, and as a list. As part of an ongoing transparency project, I asked the City of Wichita for…
Kansas has nearly the highest number of local government employees per resident, compared to other states.
An interactive visualization of local government employment, grouped by state and function. These are local government employees only. State and federal government employees are not…
School spending in the states, presented in an interactive visualization. The Elementary/Secondary Information System (ElSi) is a project of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).…
A Wichita Eagle editorial argues for higher property taxes to help the city grow.
Analysis of criticism by Hugh Nicks, a candidate for Sedgwick County Commission, demonstrates that the candidate is either misinformed or lying.
Is the pursuit of intergovernmental grants wise? Would local governments fund certain programs if the money was not seen as "free?"
An interactive visualization of spending by Kansas school districts. The accompanying visualization holds both nominal dollar amounts and amounts adjusted for inflation to reflect 2018…
Recently Kansas Policy Institute, along with Americans for Prosperity and Kansas Chamber of Commerce, held a series of briefings for candidates for the Kansas Legislature.