A one-cent sales tax for the city of Wichita will be brought before voters in this November’s election. The tax would last five years and bring in roughly $400 million dollars. The bulk of that would be used for long-term drought protection and job creation, with Wichita Transit and street improvements sharing about $70 million.
KMUW’s Sean Sandefur sat down with Wichita City Manager Bob Layton to better understand this proposed sales tax.
On Sept. 5, KMUW aired a story about policing in Sedgwick County. We took a look at a military equipment acquired through the federal government's 1033 program, including a newly acquired armored vehicle.
The following story focuses on a public meeting held last week called “No Ferguson Here.” In response to the events in Ferguson, MO over the death of Michael Brown, Wichita's city officials and citizens came together to discuss the relationships between area police and the people they serve.