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  • Think Long-Term Relief with FY 2022 Tax Revenue

    Think Long-Term Relief with FY 2022 Tax Revenue0

    In June of 2022, the state of Kansas’s total tax revenue was $856.8 million, which was 2.2% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes $303.6 million in sales taxes and $523.8 million in income taxes. The revenue collected for June of this year was 7.7% higher than what it was in June of

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  • Streamlining State Regulations

    Streamlining State Regulations0

    Minimizing the burden on the economy of regulations is just as much a goal for the government as having healthy taxes or responsible spending. What’s more, the regulatory regime should be something upon which bipartisan support can be found. Very few people want burdensome regulations but the devil is in the details about how to

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  • Tax Revenue Highs Continue into January 2022

    Tax Revenue Highs Continue into January 20220

    In January 2022, the state of Kansas took in total tax revenue of $944 million, which was 14.5% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes $342 million in sales taxes and $574 million in income taxes. This is also 18.7% higher than what it was for the same month last year. In total,

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  • Achievement gaps persist despite KSDE claims

    Achievement gaps persist despite KSDE claims0

    Deputy Commissioner of Education Brad Neuenswander last week told legislators that achievement gaps began to close after funding was "restored," but as is often the case with KSDE, both claims were misleading.  Funding was increased, not cut, and achievement gaps have remained persistently wide. Legislators were told that proficiency – Levels 3 and 4 onREAD MORE
  • Expanding Broadband Access in Kansas

    Expanding Broadband Access in Kansas0

    Rural towns are some of the most resilient communities out there, with members often banding together and supporting one another through struggles. To remain strong through the next century, rural communities need public policies that allow this resilience to continue as mechanization and depopulation trends likely continue. The 2021 Power Up & Go report by

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  • Truth in Accounting Highlights Uncomfortable Truths About Kansas Pensions

    Truth in Accounting Highlights Uncomfortable Truths About Kansas Pensions0

    Truth in Accounting’s Financial State of the States for 2021 ranks Kansas 27th in fiscal health nationwide with an overall grade of a D. This rank is due to the state’s $7,500 burden per taxpayer to pay off its $6.7 billion in debt, including unfunded retirement benefit and pension plans. The state has “only set

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