• State treasurers deceive Congress on city, state bailouts

    State treasurers deceive Congress on city, state bailouts0

    Kansas State Treasurer Lynn Rogers is one of 17 state treasurers who signed a letter to Congress asking to gift $350 billion to cities and states so they don’t have to find ways to operate more efficiently.  They didn’t put it that way, naturally, but a quick review of the data indicates that that isREAD MORE
  • 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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  • Council on Tax Reform paves the way for Kelly’s next income tax hike

    Council on Tax Reform paves the way for Kelly’s next income tax hike0

    Governor Laura Kelly knows it would be political suicide to propose an income tax hike ahead of her re-election effort, so her Council on Tax Reform is paving the way for her to do it if she’s re-elected. It’s all been carefully choreographed over the last two years, and the latest report from the Council

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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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  • 2021 Legislator Briefing Book also has good value for taxpayers

    2021 Legislator Briefing Book also has good value for taxpayers0

    Our 2021 Legislator Briefing Book is designed to give legislators and taxpayers a quick-reference guide that provides background and perspective on state spending, tax facts, economic conditions, and K-12 education. It’s all government data, but much of it is hard to find.  And the data often contradicts what you’ve heard from media and government officials. READ MORE