• 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Taxing Remote Sales & Sports Gambling

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Taxing Remote Sales & Sports Gambling0

    In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings this year, that authorizes states to legalize sports betting and tax out of state sales, policymakers see opportunities to increase government revenue and support more spending. However, the new taxing authority presents a different opportunity; reduce the tax burden on Kansas families. History has shown that

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: How Kansas Can Recognize Inefficiencies

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: How Kansas Can Recognize Inefficiencies0

    “The problem with government is not in the things it tries, but in the absence of any mechanism for recognizing error.” – Milton Friedman Economist Milton Friedman easily summarized that without an appropriate check and balance, government tends to grow and further burdens taxpayers. One of the missions of the Center for Entrepreneurial Government is

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  • November FY 2019: Sales Tax Stalls For Five Straight Months

    November FY 2019: Sales Tax Stalls For Five Straight Months0

    A well known economic “rule of thumb” is the concept that consumer purchases take up around 70% of the area’s economy. Therefore what does it say for Kansas’s economy if the tax from consumer purchases hasn’t grown for five straight months? The answer? It doesn’t say good things. The Kansas Policy Institute noticed the poor

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide Inbound

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide Inbound0

    You can’t be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy. President Ronald Reagan President Reagan understood the best way government can help people is by providing better service at an affordable cost to the taxpayer. Nearly 30 years later, the Kansas Policy Institute found Kansans still hold

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  • After Record Spending Vow, State Estimators Wager Robust Income Tax Growth

    After Record Spending Vow, State Estimators Wager Robust Income Tax Growth0

    The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group made their November predictions of the income and spending activity of Kansas families and businesses. They believed Kansas families will see incomes grow by a ludicrously high 6.5 percent rate or $216 million on top of what they already guessed for fiscal year 2019. Whether Kansans can support this growth

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  • Taxing Online Sales Isn’t A Kansas Windfall

    Taxing Online Sales Isn’t A Kansas Windfall0

    In the heat of campaign season Kansans have heard it’s good to tax X and not Y, or we should spend taxpayer dollars on A and not B. Coincidentally under all of this debate comes the Wayfair Decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled that states have the authority to tax

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