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  • Kelly’s Tax Council proposes higher taxes, more spending

    Kelly’s Tax Council proposes higher taxes, more spending0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s Council on Tax Reform recently released their final report and the message is clear: higher taxes to pay for more spending. Spending has jumped 24% since 2018 under Kelly and is more than $2 billion higher than if adjusted for inflation since 1995.  The Tax Council she assembled is continuing this

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  • Tax Cuts Alongside Truth in Taxation Enhancements In Kansas HB 2597

    Tax Cuts Alongside Truth in Taxation Enhancements In Kansas HB 25970

    From Iowa to South Dakota, Kansas’s Truth in Taxation legislation from 2021 is being hailed as a model example for property tax reform. The simple fact is that transparency and accountability are central to having a government that respects the rights and well-being of its citizens. HB 2597, is a “trailer bill” to that Truth in

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  • March 2022 Kansas Job Stagnation

    March 2022 Kansas Job Stagnation0

    The March Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 1,800 private-sector jobs and continues its post-COVID-10 stagnation. This represents a monthly job growth rate of -0.2%, which is the first month of negative growth since September 2021. At the same growth rate that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021,

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  • What Savings Do Kansans Get With HB 2239?

    What Savings Do Kansans Get With HB 2239?0

    There are some decent savings coming Kansans’ way through HB 2239, which has been approved and amended by both the House and the Senate. If signed by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, then HB2239 would provide increased standard deductions, a property tax freeze for elderly citizens, and a SALT Parity act to better align the Kansas

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  • High March 2022 Kansas Tax Collection: Time for Tax Relief

    High March 2022 Kansas Tax Collection: Time for Tax Relief0

    In March 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $679.6 million, which was a whopping 13.4% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes a sales tax collection that was 7.0% higher than expected and an income tax collection that was 16.9% higher than expected. The revenue collected for

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  • Can February 2022 Kansas Jobs Numbers Help Slow Inflation?

    Can February 2022 Kansas Jobs Numbers Help Slow Inflation?0

    The February Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gained 8,100 private-sector jobs. This represents a monthly job growth rate of 0.7%, which is slightly under the 0.9% growth rate in July 2021. This report contained revised numbers for previous months, bringing January 2022’s total job numbers down by 15,000 and increasing

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