• Here We Go Again: Deficit Spending Could Lead To Billion Dollar Tax Hike

    Here We Go Again: Deficit Spending Could Lead To Billion Dollar Tax Hike0

    Updated estimates from the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) show Kansans could be on the hook. This time for a massive $1.1 billion tax increase over the next four years. This tax increase does not include the $600 million tax increase approved by the state legislature this past session. This year, the state’s revenue estimate

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide Inbound

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide Inbound0

    You can’t be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy. President Ronald Reagan President Reagan understood the best way government can help people is by providing better service at an affordable cost to the taxpayer. Nearly 30 years later, the Kansas Policy Institute found Kansans still hold

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  • Reports of Budget Surplus Ignore Imbalance

    Reports of Budget Surplus Ignore Imbalance0

    The State of Kansas is heading towards a cliff despite reports of budget surplus and campaign rhetoric. State budget analysts show Kansas deficit spending next year, and empty reserves by 2022. This is due to current levels of spending outpacing tax revenues. Something will have to give as the legislature and incoming governor decide how

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  • Guest Post: A Medicaid Expansion Offer the States Should Refuse

    Guest Post: A Medicaid Expansion Offer the States Should Refuse0

    This piece was published originally by National Review Online ( ©2016 National Review, used with permission). The author is John Daniel Davidson. Mr. Davidson is the Director of the Center for Health Care Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation in Austin. In the wake of Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards’s announcement last week that

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  • KPI and THF on Obamacare and Kansas

    KPI and THF on Obamacare and Kansas0

    By Nina Owcharenko, Ed Haislmaier and Patrick Parkes. It remains one of the more contentious questions surrounding implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA or Obamacare) in Kansas: Should the state adopt the law’s expansion of Medicaid? Doing so would fundamentally transform the program—shifting it from one which principally covers poor children and the disabled

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  • King v. Burwell Decided: Is It 2015 or 1984?

    King v. Burwell Decided: Is It 2015 or 1984?0

    We have always been at war with Eastasia. Oh, and an “Exchange established by the State[s]” can also mean an Exchange established by the federal government’s Secretary of Health and Human Services. Chief Justice John Roberts channeled his best George Orwell last Thursday, authoring a 6-3 ruling in King v. Burwell allowing the distribution of

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