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Posts tagged as “Government waste”
Drivers -- like me -- on East Twenty-First Street in Wichita are happy that the work on a small bridge is complete, but may not be pleased with one aspect of the project.
While praising the U.S. Economic Development Administration for a grant to Wichita State university, Wichita city planners boost the growth of wasteful government spending.
As our electric utility asks for a rate increase, let's first ask that it stop blatant waste.
While praising the U.S. Economic Development Administration for a small grant to a local institution, the Wichita Eagle editorial board overlooks the big picture.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: The sales tax increase is harmful and not necessary. Kansas school standards are again found to be weak. The ASR water project is not meeting expectations. Then, the Independent Institute has produced a series of videos that illustrate the nature of government. Episode 88, broadcast July 19, 2015.
The chronic waste of electricity in downtown Wichita is a problem that probably won't be solved soon, given the city's attitude.
Wichita city officials say they have worked hard to eliminate waste. Well, except for this.
U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo calls for an end to a wasteful federal economic development agency.
A problem with wasteful spending in downtown Wichita is gradually curing itself, creating another problem in its place.
While poormouthing and suing taxpayers for more money, the Wichita school district wants to spend on a rebranding and marketing campaign.
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.
Instead of calling for the expansion of Amtrak -- perhaps the worst of all federal agencies -- the City of Wichita should do taxpayers a favor and call for an end to government subsidy of Amtrak everywhere.
A survey of Kansas voters finds that Kansas believe government is not operating efficiently. The also believe government should pursue efficiency savings, focus on core functions, and spend unnecessary cash reserves before cutting services or raising taxes.
As the City of Wichita recommends voters spend $250 million on the expansion of a water project, the project's accompanying website was abandoned, and has now disappeared.
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?
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: We’ll talk about the proposed Wichita sales tax, including who pays it, and who gets special exemptions from paying it. Then, can we believe the promises the city makes about accountability and transparency? Finally, has the chosen solution for a future water supply proven itself as viable, and why are we asking low-income households to pay more sales tax on groceries for drought protection?
In this excerpt from WichitaLiberty.TV: At the time Wichita city government asks for more tax revenue, government waste is abundant.
In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Considering the proposed Wichita sales tax, looking at unmet maintenance needs, claims that we have few economic development incentives, the cost of the sales tax to families, the taxes already going to the transit system, and the bad choice the city gives us for water.