• Don’t Expand Government Through November Tax Revenue Surplus

    Don’t Expand Government Through November Tax Revenue Surplus0

    In November 2021, the state of Kansas took in total tax revenue of $626.8 million, which was 3.1% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes $285.4 million in sales taxes and $302.9 million in income taxes. The revenue collected for November of this year was 12.6% higher than what it was in November

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  • Cutting Red Tape in Kansas

    Cutting Red Tape in Kansas0

    Kansas’ 72,645 regulatory restrictions consist of 3.3 million words, which would take the average person 185 hours to read completely. The Mercatus Center’s new study Cutting Red Tape in Kansas: A Menu of Options outlines Kansas’ current position as a regulatory environment and what new directions the state could take to being an even more

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  • July 2021 Job Numbers: Some Private Growth with Room for Improvement

    July 2021 Job Numbers: Some Private Growth with Room for Improvement0

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ July 2021 job numbers are good news for Kansas’ COVID-19 recovery and economic growth. Over the past month, the state added just under 6,000 new private jobs. If it continues at this same positive growth rate, the state is expected to return to its January 2020 amount of private-sector jobs

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  • Kansas Businesses Would Thrive in a Regulatory Sandbox

    Kansas Businesses Would Thrive in a Regulatory Sandbox0

    Nobody likes an overzealous parent ruining the fun. Blindly forcing others to obey strict rules and making jank judgments because “they know what’s best” are two things unbearable parents have in common with overextended government bureaucracy. Both of these entities often become an annoyance for citizens and the businesses they interact with. Sometimes, what’s best

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  • Kansas lagging behind neighbors who dropped unemployment benefits

    Kansas lagging behind neighbors who dropped unemployment benefits0

    A new report from the Foundation for Government Accountability argues that continued federal unemployment benefits stifle worker and family efforts to return to a pre-COVID-19 economy.  Despite this, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly refuses to withdraw from programs such as the weekly $300 unemployment bonus, thus slowing Kansas’ recovery. Since late June, the state of Kansas

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