Economist urges senators to broaden incentives transparency bill

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A University of Kansas economist on Monday urged senators to expand a bill aimed at making information about tax incentives more available to the public.

Donna Ginther, a professor of economics, praised the legislation. She called it an effective way for the state to allocate "scarce resources to promote economic development."

The bill, which calls for legislative auditors to examine development incentives every three years, will provide insight about how much they cost, what benefits they bring and whether the costs outweigh the benefits, Ginther said.

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