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Export-Import Bank threatens a revival

Business groups and government agencies usually favor Ex-Im. Free-market and capitalism advocacy groups are almost universally opposed.

Does Kansas have its own Solyndra?

Does Kansas have its own version of Solyndra, the politically-connected firm that failed and cost taxpayers some $535 billion? We don't know. But the Abengoa cellulosic ethanol plant near Hugoton received a $132.4 million loan guarantee under the same program that benefited Solyndra.

Energy subsidies exposed

On the campaign trail, President Barack Obama calls for an end to energy subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. It turns out, however, that this industry receives relatively little subsidy, while the president's favored forms of energy investment -- wind and solar -- receive much more. Additionally, coal, oil, and gas industries paid billions in taxes to the federal government, while electricity produced by solar and wind are a cost to taxpayers.

Brownback on wind, again

This week Kansas Governor Sam Brownback again made the case for extending the production tax credit for wind power.

Five questions with Mike Pompeo

U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo from Wichita explains his opposition to tax credits for all energy production, the problems with over-regulation of business, and the state of the economic recovery.

Wind tax credits are government spending in disguise

Wind power tax credits are government spending in disguise, despite the mistaken beliefs of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas regarding the economic effect of tax credits that benefit the wind power industry.

Brownback, Moran wrong on wind tax credits

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and U.S. Senator Jerry Moran of Kansas are mistaken regarding the economic effect of tax credits that benefit the wind power industry.

Wind energy split in Kansas

Kansas politicians are split over the the government's subsidy programs for wind energy.

Kansas and its own Solyndra

At this moment, we can't say that Kansas has its own version of Solyndra, the subsidized and politically-connected solar energy firm that recently shut down its operations and declared bankruptcy. But as far as absorbing the important lessons from Solyndra, we may have another chance to learn them in Kansas.

Sedgwick County considers a planning grant

Sedgwick County's consideration of a federal planning grant raised a host of issues, including buying in to the Obama Administration agenda and the roles and relationships of federal and local governments.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Tuesday March 29, 2011

Today: Follow-up to Koch profile; the decline of Detroit: a lesson for Wichita?; Moran to vote "no" on debt ceiling; golden geese on the move; legislators will have more access to SRS case files; Wichita unemployment rate improving, government planners vs. individuals.

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