• 2021 Kansas Payrolls: $2.26 billion

    2021 Kansas Payrolls: $2.26 billion0

    Kansas payrolls for employees at state agencies and universities totaled $2.26 billion during the 2021 calendar year, including $33.8 million on overtime. Compared to 2020, total pay was 0.3% greater while overtime was 14.2% greater. Complete records on total pay and overtime for state employees can be found on KansasOpenGov.org. The amounts listed in total

  • University spending largely to blame for tuition hikes

    University spending largely to blame for tuition hikes0

    Last February, the Kansas City Star and the Wichita Eagle faulted legislators’ lack of funding for tuition increases, but analysis of university spending showed most of the blame went to the universities themselves.  Now it’s deja vu all over again – the Star and the Eagle are blaming legislators with one-sided ‘news’ reporting to push

  • $2 billion Kansas payroll posted to KansasOpenGov.org

    $2 billion Kansas payroll posted to KansasOpenGov.org0

    State agencies spent a little more than $2 billion on payroll during the 2018 calendar year, and the complete Kansas payroll list by employee and position is now available at KansasOpenGov.org.  The Kansas Turnpike Authority payroll is provided separately and is available here.  Kansas Policy Institute collects the data each year in Open Records requests.