• Kansas law threatens charitable giving during COVID-19 outbreak

    Kansas law threatens charitable giving during COVID-19 outbreak0

    Last month, Congress passed, and the President signed, a comprehensive package intended to combat the public health and economic impacts bought about by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Termed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, this legislation pays out roughly $2.5 billion in federal tax reduction for those who make cash donations

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  • Government policy Kansans need to combat COVID-19

    Government policy Kansans need to combat COVID-190

    There’s been a flurry of government action to keep up with the rapidly changing COVID-19 outbreak. Action is certainly needed and great care should be taken to balance stopping the spread of the virus while limiting lasting negative economic or constitutional impacts. Governor Kelly has already taken some steps towards that end such as and

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  • Gov. Kelly’s decision to waive regulations amid COVID-19 will help

    Gov. Kelly’s decision to waive regulations amid COVID-19 will help0

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2020 Today, Kansas Policy Institute, a non-profit research and educational organization commends Kansas Governor Laura Kelly for her role in waiving regulations during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Specifically, KPI applauds Governor Kelly in the decision to waive regulations which kept out-of-state doctors from providing services to Kansans, expediting emergency licenses

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  • Coronavirus reactions must be balanced, thoughtful

    Coronavirus reactions must be balanced, thoughtful0

    The Kansas City Star editorialized that politics must be set aside in dealing with the coronavirus, but it certainly isn’t practicing what it preaches.  Its March 19 editorial slapped “Kansas and Missouri Republicans” for not mirroring Democrat Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s actions.  The day before, they accused Republicans who wanted protections of basic liberties added

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  • Kansas 2019 Private Jobs Grows Slower Than Expected

    Kansas 2019 Private Jobs Grows Slower Than Expected0

    The final 2019 private jobs numbers are in and Kansas has underperformed. Despite assurances that Kansas was in a state of rebuilding, Kansas gained roughly 6,000 private jobs or 0.5% over 2018 levels. This job growth is the 3rd slowest job gain since the beginning of the Brownback Administration. Earlier this month, we reported signs

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  • Local government hiked property tax 3X inflation in 2019

    Local government hiked property tax 3X inflation in 20190

    Contrary to claims that local officials are ‘holding the line’ on property tax increases, local government entities averaged a 4.5% increase in 2019.  That’s three times the inflation rate of 1.5%.  Education property taxes – mostly for public schools and community colleges – increased 3.6% last year according to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s 2019

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