• Small businesses pay for ineffective megasubsidies

    Small businesses pay for ineffective megasubsidies0

    Kansas has $2 billion in reserves and continues to exceed monthly revenue estimates, yet Governor Laura Kelly is quick to elicit the issues with the Brownback tax cuts whenever tax reform that isn’t her own arises. At the same time, she continues to distribute hundred-million dollar megasubsidies to corporations while small businesses and families miss

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  • Kansas ends 2022 without fully recovering to pre-pandemic jobs numbers

    Kansas ends 2022 without fully recovering to pre-pandemic jobs numbers0

    In December 2022, Kansas was still 2,700 private-sector jobs below its pre-pandemic numbers while 30 states have already fully recovered. Failing to achieve this benchmark while a majority of the country has is a sign that Kansas needs more than ineffective economic subsidies and lackluster tax policy to grow. The Bureau of Labor Statistics adjusts

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  • Kansas keeps getting duped by economic development schemes

    Kansas keeps getting duped by economic development schemes0

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me. Kansas elected officials keep getting duped by economic development schemes, with politicians of both parties willing to give out hundreds of millions of dollars with poor oversight. Wichita and Coffey County are currently competing for a megaproject by Integra Technologies, with details about

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  • December 2021 Jobs Report: Less Labor Participation, More Subsidies

    December 2021 Jobs Report: Less Labor Participation, More Subsidies0

    The December Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gained 2000 private-sector jobs. This is the slowest job growth rate since July at 0.2%, and is a decrease from the updated 0.3% of the previous month. At the same rate of growth that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021, the

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