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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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  • April 2022 Kansas Tax Collections: Remember a Balanced Budget

    April 2022 Kansas Tax Collections: Remember a Balanced Budget0

    In April 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $1.5 billion, which was 13.2% greater than the original estimate. This includes a sales tax collection that was 0.4% higher than expected and an income tax collection that was 17.8% higher than expected. Legislators should remember the importance of a balanced

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  • Turn Short-Term Surpluses Into Long-Term Tax Relief

    Turn Short-Term Surpluses Into Long-Term Tax Relief0

    If it wasn’t clear enough already, recent tax estimate updates show Kansas is awash with excess funds from over-taxation. The Kansas Legislative Research Department’s recent tax revenue estimate update for April 2022 increased the estimate for FY 2023 by $407.8 million for a whopping total of $9.5 billion in State General Fund tax collections. It’s

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  • Wyandotte Commissioners Want to Keep Growing Government at Taxpayers’ Expense

    Wyandotte Commissioners Want to Keep Growing Government at Taxpayers’ Expense0

    Last week, Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County Mayor and CEO Tyrone Garner announced budget recommendations to set property tax mill rates at the calculated revenue neutral rate. This would mean that the levied property tax would decrease by about 8.6 percentage points. The decrease in revenue would be offset by an increase in sales

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  • What’s Causing Kansas Inflation?

    What’s Causing Kansas Inflation?0

    Whether at the gas pump or grocery store, Kansans are feeling the effects of high inflation. Prices in the region are about 7.9% higher than they were a year ago – the highest inflation the region has seen since at least the 1980s. What’s causing this inflation though and what policies, if any, could be

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