• Coincidence or Preparation? Kansans Cut Shopping Equal to Vetoed Tax Windfall

    Coincidence or Preparation? Kansans Cut Shopping Equal to Vetoed Tax Windfall0

    Governor Kelly vetoed the tax windfall bill, raising Kansans’ income taxes to the tune of $50 million. Near the same time, the latest state tax report shows Kansans decreasing shopping by $40 million. Is this just a coincidence, or are Kansans preparing to pay for higher taxes again? It’s possible Kansas’s fiscal troubles and sluggish growth

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  • A $2 Billion Tax Increase Inbound: How Would It Impact You?

    A $2 Billion Tax Increase Inbound: How Would It Impact You?0

    Have you heard of the incoming tax increase? To maintain a statutorily required 7.5% ending balance, policymakers must find a way to close a $2 billion gap and slow the rate of state spending. The overspending includes an initial $1.3 billion shortfall , a $115 million KPERS payment, and the $270 million in new demands

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  • Solving the Kansas Budget Crisis

    Solving the Kansas Budget Crisis0

    Simply removing the Governor’s proposal won’t solve the state budget. Policymakers must find a way to reduce spending by roughly $518 million over four years. We’ve written previously on the Kansas budget debate with a clear-eyed look at the impact of different proposals. The key moving forward is to close the gap remaining in the

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  • Medicaid Expansion Attracts Tax & Spend Philosophy

    Medicaid Expansion Attracts Tax & Spend Philosophy0

    Many of the views on Medicaid expansion are built on campaign promises instead of sound data and sound solutions. A common belief is that Medicaid expansion returns federal tax dollars. In reality, it returns higher tax rates and fiscal deficits. This analysis is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s “Myth Vs Fact: A

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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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  • Obama administration admitted Medicaid expansion hurts the truly needy

    Obama administration admitted Medicaid expansion hurts the truly needy0

    Campaign promises appear to be the foundation of the views on Medicaid expansion instead of sound data and sound solutions. A frequently heard claim is that Medicaid expansion saves lives. Unfortunately, study after study claims the opposite. This analysis is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s “Myth Vs Fact: A Primer on Medicaid Expansion,”

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