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  • Lights, camera, please no action on film subsidies

    Lights, camera, please no action on film subsidies0

    Last week, Kansas’s Senate Commerce Committee heard arguments for $12 million in film incentives and credits to attract movie producers to Kansas. However, film subsidies would be another weak and wasteful component of Kansas’s somewhat performative reliance on corporate handouts. Across the 40 states which offer film incentives, none of them have seen more than

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  • Kansas lost $295 million AGI in 2020 because of people leaving the state

    Kansas lost $295 million AGI in 2020 because of people leaving the state0

    In 2020, Kansas saw nearly $295 million in Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) leave the state. This latest AGI data is from the IRS and reflects changes in their measure of gross income minus deductions, which is the basis for calculating taxes. It’s a tool to track people and their income moving from one state to

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  • Topeka relocation subsidy isn’t working

    Topeka relocation subsidy isn’t working0

    Shawnee County residents have paid a maximum of $900,000 since 2019 for the Choose Topeka program incentivizing 70 workers thus far to move to the area. But between 2019 and 2021, Shawnee County lost 1,182 residents through net domestic migration – that’s almost 17 times as many workers as the relocation subsidy has brought in.

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