• A Responsible Kansas Budget

    A Responsible Kansas Budget0

    The state of Kansas has experienced what are arguably excessive monthly tax collections over the past year. Last month alone exceeded expectations by 7.8%. This comes as a backdrop for the upcoming legislative session where ideas such as eliminating the sales tax on food and offering a $250 tax rebate have been pitched by Governor

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  • Don’t Let High Inflation Hurt Taxpayers Through Bracket Creep

    Don’t Let High Inflation Hurt Taxpayers Through Bracket Creep0

    Kansans are currently feeling the effect of high inflation everywhere: the gas pump, the grocery store, favorite restaurants, etc. But one place you may not think about inflation is when it comes to tax brackets. Indeed, the phenomenon of bracket creep due to Kansas’ income tax policies may lead to higher taxes on top of

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  • Cut Wasteful Spending to Eliminate the Food Sales Tax

    Cut Wasteful Spending to Eliminate the Food Sales Tax0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly this week announced a new initiative to eliminate the states’ sales tax on food. Kansas’ grocery sales tax is the second-highest in the country, so this change would be welcome. However, her plan to make up for the lost revenue with surplus dollars will eventually lead to higher taxes somewhere else

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  • Land Banks Fail to Solve Government-Created Living Costs

    Land Banks Fail to Solve Government-Created Living Costs0

    The Wyandotte County Land Bank is a government body established in 2018 to confiscate homes from delinquent taxpayers, refurbish them, and then sell them back to the community. Currently, the Land Bank holds around 3,500 properties that they then can sell. This process has not been without controversy. Sen. David Haley (D -Wyandotte) cited the

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