This is EXCELLENT JOURNALISM from a Kansas conservative blog and CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES AN ECONOMIC FREE FOR ALL UNDER GUV KELLY.
Thoughtful voters might want to take this kind of legal graft/grift under consideration amid so much focus from the current administration regarding economic gains.
Here's the word . . .
One of the more disturbing things Schmidt said he found was that in many cases, attorneys for the entities requesting the bonds are writing the draft bond approval letters to be rubber-stamped by the Commerce Department.
“It seems sort of like the lawyers advising the folks getting the STAR Bonds are sort of just running the show,” Schmidt said. “I’m sure some of them are sort of form letters, but being able to just draft it for the agency that’s supposed to be doing this work and then approving it kind of just feels wrong, even if it’s not technically unlawful.”
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
A series of records requests by the Americans For Prosperity Foundation asking for information about STAR Bonds in Kansas shows a startling lack of oversight at the Kansas Department of Commerce. Sales Tax and Revenue (STAR) Bonds are a tool intended to help Kansas municipalities finance the development of major commercial, entertainment, and tourism projects.