From the Edgerton Insights blog: Acting as good neighbors and partners, BNSF Railway Company will soon be removing unoccupied farm houses and outbuildings from properties that were purchased for the purpose of constructing the Intermodal Facility and the Allen Group’s separate warehouse development. These properties have been unoccupied since the purchase and this work has Continue Reading
Legislators who represent Edgerton weren’t told of goodies in the transportation bill that boost BNSF to the tune of $35 million until a few days before the session ended. It’s not a giveaway as the funds must be repaid. However, some BNSF tax dollars are now dedicated to that project alone and can’t be used to balance the state budget. Those tax dollars through 2045 will not be available to maintain or even boost school funding. They won’t be used to provide services to the neediest of Kansas families. The waiting list for services for disabled Kansans remains. Those tax dollars won’t be used for services that benefit all or even most Kansans. Instead, they’ll be used to pay off loans on a project for a company that made more than $1 billion last year. Thanks, Kansas Legislature.
Danedri Thompson firstname.lastname@example.org The debate over BNSF’s logistics hub moved to Topeka this week as supporters and opponents of Senate bill 693 testified before the Kansas Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday morning. As written, the bill would make the state a credit backer on loans for infrastructure improvements that Gardner city officials say are necessary Continue Reading