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Drought worsens in wheat-growing Plains

The long-running drought that covers more than half of the continental United States — mostly west of the Mississippi — worsened in the central and southern Plains last week, the heart of U.S. winter wheat production, said the government’s Drought Monitor on Thursday. In Kansas, the No. 1 winter wheat state, 31% of the crop was rated as being in poor or very poor condition.
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Wind energy proponent says Senate bills would kill development in Kansas

Wind and solar farms would be banned in more than half of Kansas counties — and made nearly impossible in the rest — under a trio of bills heard by legislators this week. One of the bills would require leases presented to landowners to come with a message in 16-point font urging them to hire a […] The post Wind energy proponent says Senate bills would kill development in Kansas appeared first on Kansas Reflector.
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Green energy firms face new push in Kansas to restrict them

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Green energy companies and environmentalists are fighting a revived push in the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature for stricter limits on wind turbines and solar farms in a state where renewable resources account for nearly half the capacity for generating electricity. Two Senate committees held hearings Thursday...
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Kansas moves to offer major tax breaks for big project

Kansas is moving quickly to offer $1 billion or more in tax breaks and other incentives in hopes of landing what officials promise is an investment of up to $4 billion. The bill also includes an across-the-board cut in corporate income taxes. State officials have not disclosed the project or identified the company, saying those who have received details were required to sign non-disclosure agreements.
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Marijuana Tax Revenue in Kansas

Tax revenue from the legalization of marijuana won’t make much difference, despite boosters’ claims. When advocating for legal marijuana in Kansas, supporters point to increased tax revenue as a compelling benefit to the state. But it may not make much difference. How might we guess how much tax...
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AP: Kansas moves to offer $1B or more in breaks for big project

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is moving quickly to offer $1 billion or more in tax breaks and other incentives in hopes of landing what officials promise is an investment of up to $4 billion. The bill also includes an across-the-board cut in corporate income taxes. State officials have not...
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Incentive packages small price to pay to ensuring town’s future

On Thursday, the Kansas Senate passed a bill that will provide $1 billion or more in tax breaks for large-scale industries that plan to invest here. It’s our hope the House does the same. The fast-track legislation is in response to a large manufacturer saying it has narrowed its...
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Kansas farmers running out of water

In politics, there are many artificial divides: liberal and conservative, rural and urban, insiders and outsiders, past and future. When we are faced with problems of extreme gravity, though, we often stand united and work together. In Kansas, water is one of these issues that calls us to action. Through...
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Wind energy foes renew efforts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Green energy companies and environmentalists are fighting a revived push in the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature for stricter limits on wind turbines and solar farms in a state where renewable resources account for nearly half the capacity for generating electricity. Two Senate committees held hearings Thursday...
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Some Kansas gas bills going up $11+ a month for 5 years

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — Kansas officials have given the OK for Kansas customers of Black Hills Energy to pay off the natural gas costs from the historic cold outbreak last February. Customers will see their bills go up for the next five years. During the intense cold last year, there was extraordinary demand for natural […]
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