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  • Can February 2022 Kansas Jobs Numbers Help Slow Inflation?

    Can February 2022 Kansas Jobs Numbers Help Slow Inflation?0

    The February Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gained 8,100 private-sector jobs. This represents a monthly job growth rate of 0.7%, which is slightly under the 0.9% growth rate in July 2021. This report contained revised numbers for previous months, bringing January 2022’s total job numbers down by 15,000 and increasing

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  • January 2022 Report Shows Job Growth in Kansas

    January 2022 Report Shows Job Growth in Kansas0

    The January Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gained 5,100 private-sector jobs. This represents a monthly job growth rate of 0.4%, which is the fastest since July 2021. At the same rate of growth that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021, the state will fully recover to its pre-pandemic

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  • What’s Causing Kansas Inflation?

    What’s Causing Kansas Inflation?0

    Whether at the gas pump or grocery store, Kansans are feeling the effects of high inflation. Prices in the region are about 7.9% higher than they were a year ago – the highest inflation the region has seen since at least the 1980s. What’s causing this inflation though and what policies, if any, could be

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  • Truth in Accounting Highlights Uncomfortable Truths About Kansas Pensions

    Truth in Accounting Highlights Uncomfortable Truths About Kansas Pensions0

    Truth in Accounting’s Financial State of the States for 2021 ranks Kansas 27th in fiscal health nationwide with an overall grade of a D. This rank is due to the state’s $7,500 burden per taxpayer to pay off its $6.7 billion in debt, including unfunded retirement benefit and pension plans. The state has “only set

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  • Helping Kansans by Rethinking Taxes Around Remote Work

    Helping Kansans by Rethinking Taxes Around Remote Work0

    The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered one of the biggest changes in labor for Kansans in recent history: the rise of remote work. In 2021, about 1 in 4 workers nationwide will be fully working remotely, with many workplaces also adopting hybrid schedules. By 2025, an estimated 36.2 million Americans will be working fully remotely. This

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  • Don’t expect federal COVID money to improve student performance

    Don’t expect federal COVID money to improve student performance0

    It’s hard to believe the claim by KSDE that the second round of federal COVID relief funding – $830 million – to school districts will be used to change the way schools do business in the Sunflower State. In the required spending plan filed with the feds for receiving the additional funding, KSDE states: existing

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