Currently there is discussion in Wichita on whether higher education is valued by residents. Following, from April 2011, a look at the educational achievement of the Wichita City Council.
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Sedgwick County Commissioner and former Wichita City Council Member Jim Skelton
A lawsuit claims that when the City of Wichita refinanced its special assessment bonds, it should have passed on the savings to the affected taxpayers, and it did not do that.
Based on events in Wichita, the Wall Street Journal wrote "What Americans seem to want most from government these days is equal treatment. They increasingly realize that powerful government nearly always helps the powerful ..." But Wichita's elites don't seem to understand this.
To protect itself against self-defeating appeals of property valuation in tax increment financing districts, the City of Wichita once included a protective clause in developer agreements. But this consideration is not present in two proposed agreements.
In Sedgwick County, two fiscally conservative commission candidates prevailed.
The evaluation matrix released for a project to be considered next week by the Wichita City Council ought to be recalculated.
At the October 31 meeting of the Sedgwick County Commission, Karl Peterjohn introduced a measure that would let the Kansas Legislature know that the commission supports improving the tax climate in Kansas, and specifically would limit property tax growth. But electoral politics forced a delay in a vote.
The sale of a radio tower owned by Sedgwick County reveals another case of local government not looking out for the interests of citizens and taxpayers, with the realization that the stain of cronyism is alive and well.
Special interest groups are likely to co-opt the government planning process started in south-central Kansas as these groups see ways to benefit from the plan. The public choice school of economics and political science has taught us how special interest groups seek favors from government at enormous costs to society, and we will see this at play over the next few years.
Responses to records requests made by Kansas Policy Institute are bringing attention to shortcomings in the Kansas Open Records Act.
Voters in Wichita and the surrounding area have rejected, for the second time this year, the culture of political cronyism that passes for economic development in Wichita.
Jim Skelton, a Sedgwick County Commissioner, has been censured by his party.
Sedgwick County will hear from the public on an issue, despite the desires of commissioners Tim Norton, Jim Skelton, and Dave Unruh to avoid public debate.
The government planning process started in south-central Kansas will likely be captured by special interest groups that see ways to benefit from the plan. The public choice school of economics and political science has taught us how special interest groups seek favors from government at enormous costs to society, and we will see this at play again over the next few years.
The Sedgwick County Commission has decided to give a consortium of South Central Kansas governments and organizations broad control over community planning funded by a federal grant and based on a United Nations agenda.
The Wall Street Journal comments on last week's election in Wichita, noting "Local politicians like to get in bed with local business, and taxpayers are usually the losers." Purported conservatives like Pete Meitzner, James Clendenin, and Jeff Longwell ought to take notice.
Despite holding a four to one majority, Sedgwick County Commission Republicans elect a Democrat to be Chairman.
Discussion at a Wichita City Council meeting provided an opportunity for citizens to discover the difference in the thinking of the political class and those who value limited government and capitalism.
Today: Wichita petitions; Petitions being contested; Smart Taxpayers Exposing Waste; Planning grant to be topic of meeting; Kansas history writer to speak; Wichita City Council.
Today: Wichita trip to Ghana; Register of Deeds returns funds; Transaction fee, or interest?; This is a cut?; Tax incentives questioned; Golden geese on the move; Rep. Hedke, author of new book, to speak; Economic freedom in America: The decline, and what it means.