Incentives for repopulating rural Kansas come up short, audit says


A program started by former Gov. Sam Brownback to draw population to rural Kansas with financial incentives is failing to meet its intended goal, a new audit says.

Legislative auditors reported Tuesday that counties designated for the incentives - student loan repayments and income tax credits - lost about 29,400 residents from 2012 to 2022.

Auditors estimated that the economic development program directly caused about 1,430 individuals to move to one of the 95 eligible counties during the last decade.

They estimated that those . . .


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