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  • Unspoken reality gets bigger as Kansas jobs shrink

    Unspoken reality gets bigger as Kansas jobs shrink0

    The elephant in the room of Kansas politics got bigger last month: Kansas lost 2,100 private-sector jobs last month. The state was already still below its pre-pandemic job levels, but now, 21,000 jobs total jobs are needed before full recovery to pre-pandemic levels. At the same rate of growth that the state has seen since

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  • Saving Billions in Kansas Government Budgets

    Saving Billions in Kansas Government Budgets0

    Mega-subsidies, property tax increases, and uncompetitive economics, oh my! From the local to the state level, legislators have the opportunity everywhere from government budgets to the next legislative session to make Kansas a more affordable and economically competitive state for families. Local Budgeting Cities, counties, school districts, and various other government budgets across Kansas are

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  • Older Residents Leave Kansas For Low-Tax States

    Older Residents Leave Kansas For Low-Tax States0

    Kansas is seeing a significant outmigration of families and businesses for destinations with more friendly tax climates, and the Adjusted Gross Income loss is even worse. As documented in our 2022 Green Book, U.S. Census data shows that Kansas is the 39th worst in total domestic migration since 2000, with a net loss of 185,509

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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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  • Kansas Income Taxes $232 Million Over May Estimates

    Kansas Income Taxes $232 Million Over May Estimates0

    In May 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $910 million, which was 35.7% greater than the estimates for this month. These revenues include $305 million in sales taxes and $571 million in income taxes. The revenue collected for May of this year was 13.6% less than what it was

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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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