By Nicholas C. Fondacaro | | Sep 09, 2015 3:48 PM | 49
An audit of the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System found cases of double dipping - collecting benefits while having an alternative income.
By Rob Nikolewski | | Sep 02, 2015 5:00 AM | 757
Renewable energy company Abengoa, headquartered in Spain, is fighting for its financial life. The company and its subsidiaries have received nearly $3 billion from the U.S government.
By Grayson Quay | | Jun 16, 2015 2:08 PM | 198
The excise tax on electronic cigarettes included in the new Kansas budget could harm a burgeoning industry and negatively impact public health.
By PG Veer | | Jun 15, 2015 12:28 PM | 68
Kansas and Maine stand out in an annual report analyzing governors' State of the State addresses and their fiscal records.
By Grayson Quay | | Jun 12, 2015 5:29 PM | 91
Despite economic gains, Kansas lawmakers were forced to raise taxes after Gov. Sam Brownback's tax cuts left the state with a $400 million budget deficit.
By Erik Telford | | Jun 04, 2015 2:06 PM
By Erik Telford | Watchdog Opinion With a $411 million budget gap looming on July 1st, Kansas politicians have been trying to figure out how to tax their way out of the problem. Governor Sam Brownback originally proposed a dramatic increase of the state’s tax rate on alcohol and cigarettes—so-called “sin goods”— but now, more than [...]
By Josh Peterson | | Apr 21, 2015 12:31 PM
A leading Kansas state lawmaker accused Gov. Sam Brownback of endangering Kansans after a bill aimed at upping insurance requirements and mandating criminal background checks for ride-sharing drivers failed to gain Brownback’s signature on Monday.
By Josh Peterson | | Apr 20, 2015 12:55 PM
Uber’s threat to leave Kansas over a bill sitting on Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk is also a personal fight for one of the company’s city managers.
By Eric Boehm | | Apr 10, 2015 11:34 AM
Breaking The Bank is’s weekly look at the national public pension crisis, how it’s affecting state and city budgets and what can be done — if anything — to fix it.
By Eric Boehm | | Apr 09, 2015 5:00 AM
Too risky. That’s how a former Wall Street gambler who became New Jersey governor described the idea of states taking on additional debt to pay off pension obligations.