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  • Megaproject and Government Spending Can’t Hide Anemic Job Growth

    Megaproject and Government Spending Can’t Hide Anemic Job Growth0

    Last month, Kansas gained 3,900 government jobs – almost as many as the 4,000 private-sector jobs advertised through the Panasonic megaproject and its taxpayer subsidies. Big government spending like a future megaproject can’t hide Kansas’s weak private sector jobs numbers. The June Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gain 700 private

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  • Saving Billions in Kansas Government Budgets

    Saving Billions in Kansas Government Budgets0

    Mega-subsidies, property tax increases, and uncompetitive economics, oh my! From the local to the state level, legislators have the opportunity everywhere from government budgets to the next legislative session to make Kansas a more affordable and economically competitive state for families. Local Budgeting Cities, counties, school districts, and various other government budgets across Kansas are

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  • Panasonic subsidy deal: Laura Kelly’s ‘shot of adrenaline’ moment?

    Panasonic subsidy deal: Laura Kelly’s ‘shot of adrenaline’ moment?0

    Remember the (well-deserved) beating Gov. Sam Brownback received for saying his 2012 tax cuts would be a ‘shot of adrenaline’ to the Kansas economy?  Now, Gov. Laura Kelly may have her own ‘shot of 'adrenaline' moment by claiming her $1 billion+ subsidy to Panasonic will transform the Kansas economy. The 2012 tax cuts would haveREAD MORE
  • Think Long-Term Relief with FY 2022 Tax Revenue

    Think Long-Term Relief with FY 2022 Tax Revenue0

    In June of 2022, the state of Kansas’s total tax revenue was $856.8 million, which was 2.2% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes $303.6 million in sales taxes and $523.8 million in income taxes. The revenue collected for June of this year was 7.7% higher than what it was in June of

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  • “Goal” of the World Cup is Soccer, Not Wasting Taxpayer Cash

    “Goal” of the World Cup is Soccer, Not Wasting Taxpayer Cash0

    Earlier this month, Kansas City was announced as one of the 16 host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup. It’s a big achievement for the community: KC was chosen because of the success of Sporting KC and other local soccer teams in bringing out fans and participation, so the current excitement is well-earned. However,

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  • Older Residents Leave Kansas For Low-Tax States

    Older Residents Leave Kansas For Low-Tax States0

    Kansas is seeing a significant outmigration of families and businesses for destinations with more friendly tax climates, and the Adjusted Gross Income loss is even worse. As documented in our 2022 Green Book, U.S. Census data shows that Kansas is the 39th worst in total domestic migration since 2000, with a net loss of 185,509

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