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  • Declining April Jobs in Kansas Amidst Recession Fears

    Declining April Jobs in Kansas Amidst Recession Fears0

    The April Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 100 private-sector jobs. Updated jobs numbers show that private-sector jobs in March were 3,000 more than what was estimated last month; previous job numbers are routinely updated in subsequent months to reflect more accurate data estimates for the time. At the same

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  • March 2022 Kansas Job Stagnation

    March 2022 Kansas Job Stagnation0

    The March Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 1,800 private-sector jobs and continues its post-COVID-10 stagnation. This represents a monthly job growth rate of -0.2%, which is the first month of negative growth since September 2021. At the same growth rate that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021,

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  • Can February 2022 Kansas Jobs Numbers Help Slow Inflation?

    Can February 2022 Kansas Jobs Numbers Help Slow Inflation?0

    The February Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gained 8,100 private-sector jobs. This represents a monthly job growth rate of 0.7%, which is slightly under the 0.9% growth rate in July 2021. This report contained revised numbers for previous months, bringing January 2022’s total job numbers down by 15,000 and increasing

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  • Simple Tax Reform Goes a Long Way

    Simple Tax Reform Goes a Long Way0

    Much of the grumbling that comes every tax season comes not only from paying the taxes but also from the complexity of how to file them. Services, and the costs, ranging from TurboTax to Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) represent an additional cost to people to properly file their taxes. A simple tax reform that lowers

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  • SB 347: The Mother of All Subsidies

    SB 347: The Mother of All Subsidies0

    The government version of Einstein’s supposed definition of insanity (doing the same things over and over at a much higher cost and expecting different outcomes) is the theme of Senate Bill 347 (SB 347).  State and local officials have long embraced subsidies as the primary tool for economic growth despite the fact that Kansas is

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  • December 2021 Jobs Report: Less Labor Participation, More Subsidies

    December 2021 Jobs Report: Less Labor Participation, More Subsidies0

    The December Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gained 2000 private-sector jobs. This is the slowest job growth rate since July at 0.2%, and is a decrease from the updated 0.3% of the previous month. At the same rate of growth that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021, the

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