• Governor’s Budget is Not Structurally Balanced

    Governor’s Budget is Not Structurally Balanced0

    Policymakers on either side of the aisle should oppose bad budgeting practices. If not, the state risks eventually cutting core government services, or raising taxes on families and businesses. So when Duane Goossen called then-Governor Sam Brownback’s budget proposal as structurally imbalanced, he was right. Duane Goossen is now a cabinet Secretary in the Kelly

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  • Medicaid Expansion Supporters Ignore That The Policy Breaks Budgets

    Medicaid Expansion Supporters Ignore That The Policy Breaks Budgets0

    Campaign promises appear to be the foundation of the views on Medicaid expansion instead of sound data and sound solutions. Perhaps the most well-known argument for Medicaid expansion is the belief it helps the state budget. The Kansas Policy Institute tests that argument. This analysis is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s “Myth

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Reversing The Kansas Exodus

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Reversing The Kansas Exodus0

    At the start of the year, Americans always seem resolved to make changes to their lives and routines. For many Kansans, those resolutions apparently mean migration to fast-growing states with governments that spend less, and tax less. This policy proposal is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide. Find more

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  • December FY 2019: Kansans Cringe Purchasing for Six Straight Months

    December FY 2019: Kansans Cringe Purchasing for Six Straight Months0

    For six months Kansas sales tax on retail spending has deteriorated. There was no sign of a holiday shopping bump in the state’s tax revenue report. See the November Fiscal Year 2019 Report click here. The Governor’s Budget Office reported state government tax collections for the fiscal year ending in December. Kansas state government collected

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Economic Development Needs Reform

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Economic Development Needs Reform0

    This policy proposal is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide. Find more proposals here. Government economic development policy is like a bad game of Jenga. Policymakers remove a block of taxpayer dollars intended for government services. Eventually they must pay for those tax incentives by raising the tower of

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  • Creating a better economy for Kansas

    Creating a better economy for Kansas0

    Choosing Freedom with Dave Trabert is an initiative of Kansas Policy Institute, and airs weekly on multiple stations across the State. Choosing Freedom covers the most pressing issues impacting our personal freedoms in Kansas. Kansas is in its fourth consecutive decade of economic stagnation, with job creation and economic growth falling farther behind the national average, and more

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