• Record State Budgets From Off-Target Economic Predictions

    Record State Budgets From Off-Target Economic Predictions0

    When it comes to making predictions, they say that the only good thing about economic forecasters is that they make the TV weathermen look good. Kansas’s economic and tax revenue forecasters, known as the Consensus Revenue Estimating Group or CRE are no different, and they have a history of missing their estimates. As a result,

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  • More State Funding Won’t Stop Tuition Hikes

    More State Funding Won’t Stop Tuition Hikes0

    Kansas students are suffering financially from the accelerating cost of college. If policymakers truly seek to provide tuition relief, they should realize state aid has little to zero effect on tuition hikes. The idea that education needs more state funding strongly influences Kansas policy. To that degree, the legislature approved an extra $33 million in

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  • Kansas Taxpayers Left With $1.4 Billion Deficit Despite Governor’s Veto

    Kansas Taxpayers Left With $1.4 Billion Deficit Despite Governor’s Veto0

    Those saying the current trajectory of state spending won’t lead to a deficit or tax increase aren’t being honest. A new profile prepared by the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) shows the state budget creates a $1.4 billion deficit over the next four years. This happens regardless of Governor Kelly’s veto of the tax windfall bill. Another

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