• Kansas April jobs report suggests an economic free-fall

    Kansas April jobs report suggests an economic free-fall0

    During the worst of the public health crisis, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly locked in place the COVID-19 economic shock. That means state policy closed businesses and ended jobs longer than necessary. As a result, the April jobs report announced Kansas lost 130,400 total jobs. Analysis of this jobs report suggests the state economy is shrinking

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  • Kansas Consensus Undervalues COVID Economic Impact – Part 1

    Kansas Consensus Undervalues COVID Economic Impact – Part 10

    Recently, state forecasters predicted a substantial reduction in state tax revenues as an economic impact of COVID-19. However, comparisons to the Great Recession as well as state forecasters’ history of projections can give key insights. They suggest the state government will have another off-target tax revenue prediction. On April 20th, economists and analysts from the

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  • COVID-19: prepare for large state budget deficits

    COVID-19: prepare for large state budget deficits0

    There are no pandemic economic models to follow but the economic fallout and state budget deficits from the COVID-19 shutdown will be enormous.  Some economists speculate the impact could be even worse than the 2009-10 recession. Only time will tell if the public health benefits of stay-at-home orders were worth the economic ramifications and related

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