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  • Kelly’s budget a malaise of meager tax cuts and hidden spending

    Kelly’s budget a malaise of meager tax cuts and hidden spending0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2024 totals $24.1 billion across All Funds spending but falls short of providing substantive tax reform. Instead, it offers minor tax changes and large spending increases. Tax Reform Falls Short Kelly has called alternatives to her tax relief policies “irresponsible, reckless tax cuts that threaten our

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  • Debunking 6 Myths About a Flat Tax

    Debunking 6 Myths About a Flat Tax0

    States across the country are joining the “Flat Tax Revolution,” in which a tax system with graduated rates based on income is modified so that one, typically lower, tax rate is applied to everyone’s taxable income. A few weeks ago, we discussed some reasons why a flat tax is beneficial, and now, here are six

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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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