• Are Kansans Preparing For More Tax Increases?

    Are Kansans Preparing For More Tax Increases?0

    Kansans have experienced four tax increases in the past four years. Governor Kelly intends to apply a fifth tax increase by denying Kansans the full benefits of federal tax reform. Now the January government tax report shows holiday sales fell by $85 million. Kansans have held back spending for seven straight months. The trend suggests

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  • Will Medicaid expansion save rural hospitals from closing?

    Will Medicaid expansion save rural hospitals from closing?0

    Many of the views on Medicaid expansion are built on campaign promises instead of sound data and sound solutions. While the plight of rural hospitals is real and should be addressed, many argue Medicaid expansion will reverse their financial outlook. That is a myth. This analysis is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s

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  • Medicaid Expansion Supporters Ignore That The Policy Breaks Budgets

    Medicaid Expansion Supporters Ignore That The Policy Breaks Budgets0

    Campaign promises appear to be the foundation of the views on Medicaid expansion instead of sound data and sound solutions. Perhaps the most well-known argument for Medicaid expansion is the belief it helps the state budget. The Kansas Policy Institute tests that argument. This analysis is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s “Myth

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  • KPI acquires The Sentinel

    KPI acquires The Sentinel0

    After two years of operating as an independent entity, The Sentinel has become a subsidiary of Kansas Policy Institute.  Additional resources and editorial guidance from KPI will enhance The Sentinel’s ability to hold government and media accountable in Kansas, with expanded coverage of local government issues. Jack Cashill will continue his association with The Sentinel

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Reversing The Kansas Exodus

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Reversing The Kansas Exodus0

    At the start of the year, Americans always seem resolved to make changes to their lives and routines. For many Kansans, those resolutions apparently mean migration to fast-growing states with governments that spend less, and tax less. This policy proposal is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide. Find more

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  • December FY 2019: Kansans Cringe Purchasing for Six Straight Months

    December FY 2019: Kansans Cringe Purchasing for Six Straight Months0

    For six months Kansas sales tax on retail spending has deteriorated. There was no sign of a holiday shopping bump in the state’s tax revenue report. See the November Fiscal Year 2019 Report click here. The Governor’s Budget Office reported state government tax collections for the fiscal year ending in December. Kansas state government collected

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