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  • Kansas RELIEF Act can spur COVID Recovery

    Kansas RELIEF Act can spur COVID Recovery0

    The Kansas Senate recently passed a Kansas RELIEF Act which returns roughly $450 to $470 million to Kansans. Under a Balanced Budget Plan, the RELIEF Act can spur a statewide economic recovery from the COVID pandemic. The Kansas “Rebuilding Employers and Livelihoods: Investing in Everyone’s Future” or RELIEF Act has many provisions that focus on

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  • Kansas Labor Dept. over-reports COVID job growth

    Kansas Labor Dept. over-reports COVID job growth0

    Not surprisingly, 2020 is one of the worst economic-performing years in Kansas history. With massive fraudulent unemployment claims and little public communication, the Kansas Department of Labor (KDOL) seems unable to serve Kansans. Making matters worse, the latest business reports reveal the agency likely overestimated the already abysmal job growth. With the December labor report,

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  • Kelly blames others for poor COVID vaccine strategy

    Kelly blames others for poor COVID vaccine strategy0

    The Kansas government’s COVID vaccine strategy has many problems. From poor communication to a lack of data transparency, the buck should stop at Governor Kelly. In addressing these issues Gov. Kelly has laid blame on nearly all of the relevant stakeholders except one, the most important one, her administration. Blaming Healthcare Workers Earlier this month,

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  • Kelly’s budget raises taxes during recession

    Kelly’s budget raises taxes during recession0

    President Obama once publicly admitted that it is a bad idea to raise taxes in the middle of a recession. And yet, under an unprecedented COVID economic downturn, Gov. Kelly’s budget has not one, but two tax increases. These tax hikes financed a record-setting state budget, 29% bigger than in 2017. By contrast, the Governor

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