Kansas Chamber of Commerce http://kmuw.org en Gov. Brownback Urges Wind-Energy Advocates And Critics To Compromise http://kmuw.org/post/gov-brownback-urges-wind-energy-advocates-and-critics-compromise <p>Gov. Sam Brownback is urging wind-energy advocates and critics of a renewable-energy requirement for Kansas utilities to work on a compromise for the policy's future.</p><p>The governor made remarks Wednesday in an impromptu meeting with Statehouse reporters suggesting that he supported phasing out the renewable energy rule.</p><p>But hours later, spokeswoman Eileen Hawley said the governor was referring to federal tax credits for wind production, not the state's mandate for utilities.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:43:24 +0000 Associated Press 37966 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Blowing Their Cover http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-blowing-their-cover <p></p><p>Whew! That ol’ Kansas wind! It’s been blowing like crazy lately with gusts up to 35 miles per hour and higher.</p><p>It’s been blowing so hard that it completely blew the cover off a couple of Koch subsidiaries.</p><p>The Kansas Chamber of Commerce and Americans for Prosperity were left shivering and coverless by those recent gusts. The Kansas Chamber and Americans for Prosperity are known for their own windy proclamations about jobs and how much they, oh, so sincerely just want what’s best for the Kansas economy.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 32110 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: Blowing Their Cover Chamber Of Commerce Wants To Preserve State Tax Cuts http://kmuw.org/post/chamber-commerce-wants-preserve-state-tax-cuts <p>The Kansas Chamber of Commerce says that in the 2014 legislative session, it will push to protect recently-enacted tax cuts.</p><p>The organization released a survey Tuesday of businesses in the state, showing that 57 percent of businesses say the taxes they pay are too high.</p><p>Former Kansas House Speaker Mike O'Neal is the president and CEO of the Kansas Chamber. He says some businesses may not have felt the impact of recent tax cuts yet.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 21:45:53 +0000 Stephen Koranda 28610 at http://kmuw.org Chamber Survey Suggests Strong Support For Tax Cuts http://kmuw.org/post/chamber-survey-suggests-strong-support-tax-cuts <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Results from the 10th annual Kansas Chamber CEO Poll were released Wednesday.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Chamber uses the results to assist in developing its agenda.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Project Director Pat </span>McFerron<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the survey showed strong support for continued state tax reform.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Twenty-nine percent of Kansas business owners say that taxes are their top concern," says McFerron.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:14:18 +0000 Carla Eckels 11979 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 1.31.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-13113 <p><em>Chamber survey suggests continuing support from businesses for tax cuts; Wichita homeless count and services fair to be held Thursday; City and county announce survey to gage community priorities.</em></p><p><strong>Chamber Survey Suggests Strong Support For Tax Cuts</strong></p><p>Results from the 10th annual Kansas Chamber CEO Poll were release yesterday. The the Chamber uses the results to assist in developing its annual agenda.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/chamber-survey-suggests-strong-support-tax-cuts">More...</a></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 11:46:03 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11981 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 1.31.13