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  • Kelly administration has $1.2 billion in unspent ARPA COVID-relief funds

    Kelly administration has $1.2 billion in unspent ARPA COVID-relief funds0

    While Kansas families and businesses are still struggling to recover from government-imposed shutdowns, COVID-19 restrictions, and inflation, the Kelly administration is sitting on $1.2 billion of unspent ARPA money.  Federal APRA money has specific limits on its usage, but in general, it’s used to make up for financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic or one-time

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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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  • 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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  • Tracking Kansas ARPA Funds

    Tracking Kansas ARPA Funds0

    Like a train barreling through town without brakes, inflation shows no sign of stopping soon, with prices in May of this year 8.6% higher than they were a year ago. What’s the cause? At least 80% of all dollars in the U.S. economy have been printed since January 2020 as part of a flood of

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  • Declining April Jobs in Kansas Amidst Recession Fears

    Declining April Jobs in Kansas Amidst Recession Fears0

    The April Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 100 private-sector jobs. Updated jobs numbers show that private-sector jobs in March were 3,000 more than what was estimated last month; previous job numbers are routinely updated in subsequent months to reflect more accurate data estimates for the time. At the same

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  • Turn Short-Term Surpluses Into Long-Term Tax Relief

    Turn Short-Term Surpluses Into Long-Term Tax Relief0

    If it wasn’t clear enough already, recent tax estimate updates show Kansas is awash with excess funds from over-taxation. The Kansas Legislative Research Department’s recent tax revenue estimate update for April 2022 increased the estimate for FY 2023 by $407.8 million for a whopping total of $9.5 billion in State General Fund tax collections. It’s

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