Bart Hildeth, an affiliated faculty member with the Center for State and Local Finance, is quoted in an article on Kansas debt by The Topeka Capital-Journal.
The article, “Kansas has racked up billions in debt over past 20 years, more than tripling late ’90s level,” ran Oct. 19, 2016. After the newspaper contacted Hildreth for the story, he conducted an analysis of Kansas debt using compound annual growth.
He found that the state’s rate of debt growth from 1997 and 2017 grew the fastest from 1997 to 2010, at a rate of nearly 10 percent. From 2010 to 2017, it has been 4.07 percent.
Hildreth, who teaches CSLF’s debt management class, has historical knowledge of Kansas, having served as the director of the Kansas Public Finance Center at Wichita State University from 1994 to 2009.