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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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  • Ideas for ARPA and Kansas Revenue Cash Pile

    Ideas for ARPA and Kansas Revenue Cash Pile0

    Kansas sits on a massive influx in taxpayer cash. By June, the state’s ending balance is expected to hold a $3 billion surplus as monthly tax revenues continually exceed expectations. On top of this, the state also has its second round of federal ARPA relief funds hitting coffers in May. Kansas isn’t unique in this

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  • Share COVID Relief Funds with Taxpayers Instead of Expanding Government

    Share COVID Relief Funds with Taxpayers Instead of Expanding Government0

    Over $3.3 billion in American Rescue Plan funds is already on the way to Kansas cities, schools, and state-level operations via the American Rescue Plan of 2021. This money should go to help the ordinary people who have struggled most during the pandemic. These public bodies must now make decisions on how to spend the

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