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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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  • Time’s Not Yet Up for More Kansan Tax Relief

    Time’s Not Yet Up for More Kansan Tax Relief0

    During the last weeks of the Kansas legislature, many policies were moved from their original bills to other pieces of legislation – an annual occurrence. Kansans can expect to see some tax relief, but legislators should consider more ambitious reforms to stay competitive with other states. Highlighted provisions of the passed HB 2239 and HB

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  • Will Long-Term Kansas Tax Relief Please Stand Up?

    Will Long-Term Kansas Tax Relief Please Stand Up?0

    This past week was “veto week” in the Kansas Legislature: the time to “make it or break it” for the dozens of different proposals that have floated this legislative session. While some tax relief is already on the way, legislators have until the end of May to provide more. The most-talked-about policy this year was

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  • Tax Cuts Alongside Truth in Taxation Enhancements In Kansas HB 2597

    Tax Cuts Alongside Truth in Taxation Enhancements In Kansas HB 25970

    From Iowa to South Dakota, Kansas’s Truth in Taxation legislation from 2021 is being hailed as a model example for property tax reform. The simple fact is that transparency and accountability are central to having a government that respects the rights and well-being of its citizens. HB 2597, is a “trailer bill” to that Truth in

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  • High March 2022 Kansas Tax Collection: Time for Tax Relief

    High March 2022 Kansas Tax Collection: Time for Tax Relief0

    In March 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $679.6 million, which was a whopping 13.4% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes a sales tax collection that was 7.0% higher than expected and an income tax collection that was 16.9% higher than expected. The revenue collected for

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  • Thinking Responsibly About the Kansas Budget

    Thinking Responsibly About the Kansas Budget0

    The state of Kansas is on track to turn an estimated $3 billion tax surplus into a multi-million dollar deficit by FY 2027. A $2 billion mega-subsidy for a “mystery company” wasn’t part of Governor Laura Kelly’s original $3.2 billion in tax and spending proposals this year. Something is going to have to give from

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