• Kansas recovery stalls three months after lockdown

    Kansas recovery stalls three months after lockdown0

    It has been three months since Gov. Kelly’s lockdown of businesses and force of Kansans to stay home. Though much of the shutdown has ended, the decision to close roughly 40% of the state’s economy has lingering effects. The state’s July jobs report is a testament to that fact.  Kansas’s private jobs recovery is massively

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  • Wichita’s Key STAR Bonds Didn’t Create New Jobs

    Wichita’s Key STAR Bonds Didn’t Create New Jobs0

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wichita’s Key STAR Bonds Didn’t Create New Jobs Research Around Riverwalk, K96/Greenwich Largely Moved Existing Jobs August 31 - A new report suggests that two of Wichita’s leading development projects, driven by economic development incentives, did not improve job creation. “It may be natural for policymakers to push for development by ribbon-cutting,READ MORE
  • STAR Bonds redirect jobs, not create them

    STAR Bonds redirect jobs, not create them0

    As Kansas desperately searches for ways to pull itself out of the COVID-19 depression, policymakers will undoubtedly consider economic development tools as an answer. Kansas Sales Tax Anticipation Revenue Bonds, or STAR Bonds, are some of the most notable tools at the disposal of state and local governments. However, the latest research suggests that policymakers

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  • Gov. Kelly plays politics with federal unemployment relief0

    Gov. Kelly announced last week that she won’t consider temporary federal unemployment relief as stalled congressional COVID negotiations. In response to President Trump issuing his own executive orders, the Governor’s announced her own executive action on COVID and her changing COVID  economic response. Such actions strongly suggest she’d rather paper over the faults of her administration than

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  • Kansas ranks 41st on economic performance with repeated tax hikes

    Kansas ranks 41st on economic performance with repeated tax hikes0

    A new report shows Kansas is ranked 25th in the overall economic outlook, but economic performance falls to 41st fastest as tax increases take larger bites out of paychecks. These numbers are from the 13th edition of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Rich States Poor States and show the harm of repeated tax hikes. The

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  • 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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