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  • Kansas and 17 Other States Lose Private-Sector Jobs in May

    Kansas and 17 Other States Lose Private-Sector Jobs in May0

    The May Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 1,200 private-sector jobs. Kansas was one of only 18 states that lost jobs this month, while the nation overall added 241,000 private-sector jobs. Updated jobs numbers for April show that private-sector jobs were 500 more than what was estimated last month; previous

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  • Income Tax Increases from Inflation Lose Kansans Wealth

    Income Tax Increases from Inflation Lose Kansans Wealth0

    Pay increases for Kansan families were undermined over the past year by inflation, causing a loss on average as changes in salaries failed to keep up with big price increases. At the same time, Kansas state income tax increased from inflation-drive wage increases. From April 2021 to April 2022, Kansans’ average nominal weekly earnings increased

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  • April 2022 Kansas Tax Collections: Remember a Balanced Budget

    April 2022 Kansas Tax Collections: Remember a Balanced Budget0

    In April 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $1.5 billion, which was 13.2% greater than the original estimate. This includes a sales tax collection that was 0.4% higher than expected and an income tax collection that was 17.8% higher than expected. Legislators should remember the importance of a balanced

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  • Wyandotte Commissioners Want to Keep Growing Government at Taxpayers’ Expense

    Wyandotte Commissioners Want to Keep Growing Government at Taxpayers’ Expense0

    Last week, Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County Mayor and CEO Tyrone Garner announced budget recommendations to set property tax mill rates at the calculated revenue neutral rate. This would mean that the levied property tax would decrease by about 8.6 percentage points. The decrease in revenue would be offset by an increase in sales

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  • Thinking Responsibly About the Kansas Budget

    Thinking Responsibly About the Kansas Budget0

    The state of Kansas is on track to turn an estimated $3 billion tax surplus into a multi-million dollar deficit by FY 2027. A $2 billion mega-subsidy for a “mystery company” wasn’t part of Governor Laura Kelly’s original $3.2 billion in tax and spending proposals this year. Something is going to have to give from

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