• Debunking 6 Myths About a Flat Tax

    Debunking 6 Myths About a Flat Tax0

    States across the country are joining the “Flat Tax Revolution,” in which a tax system with graduated rates based on income is modified so that one, typically lower, tax rate is applied to everyone’s taxable income. A few weeks ago, we discussed some reasons why a flat tax is beneficial, and now, here are six

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  • Kansas can’t keep pace with over half of country on pandemic job recovery

    Kansas can’t keep pace with over half of country on pandemic job recovery0

    In October 2022, Kansas was on track to recover to January 2020 job levels by the end of this year. However, November’s job report fell flat on these expectations. The state lost 1,000 private-sector jobs, with a job growth rate worse than 41 other states. This month, Massachusetts and Oklahoma joined 27 other states that

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  • Four Reasons for a Flat Tax

    Four Reasons for a Flat Tax0

    Over the last year, a “Flat Tax Revolution” kicked off with four states across the country enacting legislation to go down to a single personal income tax rate; Kansas, along with many states, has a graduated system whereby different income levels are taxed at different rates. The Sunflower State would likely benefit from joining those

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  • Declining economic indicators show need for tax relief in Kansas

    Declining economic indicators show need for tax relief in Kansas0

    This year’s underperformance in job growth and overall economic activity is now significantly impacting state revenue, according to the November tax collection report. It’s another sign that Kansas needs tax relief to end its five decades of stagnation. Compared to November 2021, the income tax collected last month was only 0.9% higher. With 12-month inflation

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  • Media revisits Brownback and Laffer derangement syndrome to oppose tax relief

    Media revisits Brownback and Laffer derangement syndrome to oppose tax relief0

    Legislators are preparing to give Kansans some much-needed tax relief in 2023, and that is triggering the Brownback and Laffer derangement syndrome that struck the media about a decade ago.  Much of what was written about Governor Sam Brownback’s tax relief effort was inaccurate or skewed to fit political agendas, and that is still trueREAD MORE
  • Viva la Flat Tax Revolution!

    Viva la Flat Tax Revolution!0

    In their November 2022 Revenue Estimate Report, the Consensus Estimating Group increased their estimate for FY 2023 state general fund receipts by 22.6% compared to April’s estimate, which equates to $9.7 billion total for the fiscal year. At the same time, the actual revenue intake for FY 2022 decreased by 10.6% compared to the estimates

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