• KC Star pushes faux ‘science’ to defend Democratic governor

    KC Star pushes faux ‘science’ to defend Democratic governor0

    It’s no secret that the Kansas City Star editorial and news pages promote liberal policies and the candidates who espouse them while attacking conservative candidates and policy.  But their editorial pushing a false scientific ‘experiment’ on the efficacy of mask mandates in defense of Democrat Governor Laura Kelly’s administration is a new low. To be

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  • County Budgets Review: Bringing Savings to Families

    County Budgets Review: Bringing Savings to Families0

    It is an undeniable truth that Kansas has far too much government for a state of its population and economic size. Kansas’s ranking as the 2nd highest share of local government workers per capita means too many family resources are devoted to maintaining bloated public sector budgets. Therefore, we created a tool for Kansans to

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  • Kansas counties and cities hike taxes amidst COVID recession

    Kansas counties and cities hike taxes amidst COVID recession0

    As a “thank you” to Governor Kelly’s property tax reform veto, many Kansas county and city governments announced plans to raise taxes, making it harder for Kansans to earn a living and survive the impact of COVID-19. At a time of an economic depression, one would think tax hikes on family homes and businesses as

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  • Unemployed Kansans surpass no-lockdown states

    Unemployed Kansans surpass no-lockdown states0

    Kansans are finally climbing out of the COVID-19 economic hole, but  headwinds remain due to the ongoing pandemic and government lockdowns. On the one hand, the state is gaining private jobs since April, but has 65,000 fewer private jobs than in June 2019. To make matters worse, Kansas is among the worst of neighbor states

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  • Green Book 2020: Kansas job growth abysmal before COVID-19

    Green Book 2020: Kansas job growth abysmal before COVID-190

    Kansas’ recent job losses may be driven by COVID-19 shutdowns and health impacts. However, findings from the Green Book 2020 say Kansas was in the economic doldrums long-before the COVID crisis. Kansas ended 2019 with the slowest job growth rate in Plains and the 43rd fastest growth in the country. According to the June jobs

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  • Green Book 2020: Understanding Kansas Property Tax Burdens

    Green Book 2020: Understanding Kansas Property Tax Burdens0

    Thomas Jefferson once coined the phrase, “Knowledge is power.” Through it, he conveyed a belief that if Americans want to govern their own lives, the power that comes from knowledge is the best path towards it. In following that spirit, our Green Book 2020 provides a wealth of knowledge in the burden of Kansas property

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