Wichita was ranked 64 on The Trust for Public Land’s 4th Annual ParkScore index, which evaluates park systems in the 75 largest U.S. cities. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
ParkScore ratings are based on the percentage of residents living within a 10-minute walk of a park and the city's median park size. They also take into account park spending per resident with the availability of park amenities like basketball hoops and playgrounds.
In a 3-2 vote, the Sedgwick County Commission has terminated a five-year funding agreement with Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition.
The decision won’t affect the $300,000 the county is providing the organization this year, but allows the commission to renew its financial support annually, instead of every five years. Commissioner Tim Norton didn’t support the change, saying that public and private partnerships are key in helping the local economy.
Kansans who have had problems with credit report errors will get some help as the result of some new reforms. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...
As a result of a multi-state investigation, Kansas joined 30 other states in an agreement with credit reporting agencies TransUnion, Equifax and Experian to address complaints about credit report errors.
Kansas Attorney General Derrick Schmidt said a consumer's credit report affects every aspect of their lives.
The Wichita City Council voted down a proposal on Tuesday to change its funding agreement with the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition. The vote was in response to actions by the Sedgwick County Commission.
Last week, county commissioners discussed a plan to change their funding agreement with the GWEDC, the Sedgwick County Zoo and Exploration Place. The organizations are currently funded in five-year blocks, but some commissioners favor year-to-year agreements to protect against future budget shortfalls.
House lawmakers are going back to the drawing board on Monday after the chamber roundly rejected a tax proposal last week. The bill they rejected would have mostly relied on a sales tax increase to fill a budget hole of more than $400 million. Statehouse reporter Stephen Koranda explains...