Archive for Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Legislature approves bill to lure renewable energy companies to Lawrence

March 25, 2009


— Kansas legislators approve a bill designed to attract companies that manufacture equipment for solar and wind energy production to the state.

The measure allows the state to issue up to $5 million in bonds to help such firms.

The House approved it Tuesday on a 125-0 vote, sending it to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. The Senate had approved the measure earlier this month.

Sebelius has pushed the proposal as way to make Kansas a center of research and development of renewable energy technology.

Companies would be eligible for the state’s help if they expected to invest at least $30 million in the state and have at least 200 full-time workers within five years. Also, a company would have to pay an average salary of $32,500 to its Kansas employees.


ocean 5 years ago

no one has apparently learned anything.

more corporate welfare for artificial stimulation of the so called 'market' of bogus free-enterprise.


Raider 5 years ago

Methinks the LJW has screwed up yet another headline. Imagine that. Where does this state that tis bil is designed SPECIFICALLLY for Lawrence? Typical LJW coverage.


OnlyLawrenceRepublican 5 years ago

I apologize, but I have not followed this and don't see the bill number in the article. Is the bill specific to Lawrence?


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