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By Grayson Quay | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | 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 | Watchdog.org | Apr 10, 2015 11:34 AM
Breaking The Bank is Watchdog.org’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 | Watchdog.org | 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.
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Oct 06, 2014 4:56 PM
Gary Oborny of Wichita appeared on Fox News in August to complain about regulations- but now he wants the city to use those to give him tax money
By Contributor | Watchdog.org | Oct 01, 2014 3:32 PM
By Bob Weeks | WatchdogWire.com Activate Wichita is touted by Wichita city officials as an “online conversation about the future of the Greater Wichita metropolitan area.” On Facebook, Activate Wichita is sold as “an innovative new way to be heard on the issues your passionate about. Whether your passion is local arts, the environment, or employment creation, you can log [...]