• Federal bailouts of state budgets hasten fiscal disaster

    Federal bailouts of state budgets hasten fiscal disaster0

    Early this month, Governor Kelly testified to Congress, asking for federal bailouts of Kansas’ billion-dollar budget shortfall. However, bailing out Kansas’s budget shortfall cements poor fiscal management, puts Kansans at financial risk, and hastens a federal fiscal disaster. According to the Kansas Legislative Research Department, Kansas went from an ending balance of $1.1 billion in

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  • Wichita’s Key STAR Bonds Didn’t Create New Jobs

    Wichita’s Key STAR Bonds Didn’t Create New Jobs0

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wichita’s Key STAR Bonds Didn’t Create New Jobs Research Around Riverwalk, K96/Greenwich Largely Moved Existing Jobs August 31 - A new report suggests that two of Wichita’s leading development projects, driven by economic development incentives, did not improve job creation. “It may be natural for policymakers to push for development by ribbon-cutting,READ MORE
  • Kansas ranks 41st on economic performance with repeated tax hikes

    Kansas ranks 41st on economic performance with repeated tax hikes0

    A new report shows Kansas is ranked 25th in the overall economic outlook, but economic performance falls to 41st fastest as tax increases take larger bites out of paychecks. These numbers are from the 13th edition of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Rich States Poor States and show the harm of repeated tax hikes. The

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  • COVID Survey: Small businesses fighting for survival in Kansas

    COVID Survey: Small businesses fighting for survival in Kansas0

    “Exhausting financial resources before I can revive my business” “Customers are too scared to come out of their house” “Employees are not going to work because they can make more money on unemployment” These quotes from small business owners show their extreme frustration operating in today’s COVID environment. Findings from a COVID survey reveal many

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  • Candidate briefings offer information for politicians & citizens

    Candidate briefings offer information for politicians & citizens0

    REGISTER FOR OVERLAND PARK POLICY BRIEFING  REGISTER FOR WICHITA POLICY BRIEFING There is a good chance you’ll find your front door busier in the next several weeks and months as politicians start knocking on doors. Never mind, the yard signs, radio, TV, and online ads we’ll be seeing…all part of the Americana version of electoral

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