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  • 25 months of excessive revenue continue decades of stagnation

    25 months of excessive revenue continue decades of stagnation0

    August 2022 was the 25th month in a row that Kansas exceeded its expected tax collections. Where the government sees dollar signs in excessive revenue, Kansas families see two years of over-taxation through a pandemic and high inflation. There’s room for tax relief this upcoming year to help. Last month, the state took in $652.5

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  • Efficient Spending Is Key to Cutting Kansas’s Retirement Tax

    Efficient Spending Is Key to Cutting Kansas’s Retirement Tax0

    The legislative session is out, and election-year attacks are in. This week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the presumptive GOP nominee for governor, announced his plan to eliminate the state income tax on retirement plans. Governor Laura Kelly made the cut out to be a gimmick that will “take us back to the Brownback era

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  • 2022 Green Book: Spend Less, Tax Less, Grow More

    2022 Green Book: Spend Less, Tax Less, Grow More0

    Over the past year, legislators have painted a picture of Kansas as a booming economy, pointing to subsidized business development and continually high tax revenues – more a sign of over-taxation than prosperity – as indicators of growth. However, the data about Kansas’s economic performance relative to taxation in our 2022 Green Book tells a

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  • 2022 Green Book

    2022 Green Book0

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  • Declining April Jobs in Kansas Amidst Recession Fears

    Declining April Jobs in Kansas Amidst Recession Fears0

    The April Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 100 private-sector jobs. Updated jobs numbers show that private-sector jobs in March were 3,000 more than what was estimated last month; previous job numbers are routinely updated in subsequent months to reflect more accurate data estimates for the time. At the same

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  • 2021 Kansas Payrolls: $2.26 billion

    2021 Kansas Payrolls: $2.26 billion0

    Kansas payrolls for employees at state agencies and universities totaled $2.26 billion during the 2021 calendar year, including $33.8 million on overtime. Compared to 2020, total pay was 0.3% greater while overtime was 14.2% greater. Complete records on total pay and overtime for state employees can be found on KansasOpenGov.org. The amounts listed in total

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