This is Union Station in downtown Wichita. Its owner has secured a deal whereby future property taxes will be diverted to him rather than funding the costs of government like fixing streets, running the buses, and paying schoolteachers. This project may also receive a sales tax exemption. But as you can see, the owner wants low-income households in Wichita to pay more sales tax on their groceries.
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Election Deniers in KansasBob WeeksOctober 19, 2022Some candidates for high office in Kansas believe in the lie that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. (more…)
Kansas jobs since pandemicBob WeeksMarch 20, 2021Examining the effect of the pandemic on Kansas jobs using industry groups. These charts show data from January 2019 through January 2021. Data is from the Bureau of Labor Statisti...
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Fake news: How it happenedBob WeeksOctober 12, 2020When politicians condemn fake or phony news, it may be of their own making. A favorite topic of President Donald J. Trump is "fake news." In this passage by Jonathan Karl, who is ...