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  • Kelly administration has $1.2 billion in unspent ARPA COVID-relief funds

    Kelly administration has $1.2 billion in unspent ARPA COVID-relief funds0

    While Kansas families and businesses are still struggling to recover from government-imposed shutdowns, COVID-19 restrictions, and inflation, the Kelly administration is sitting on $1.2 billion of unspent ARPA money.  Federal APRA money has specific limits on its usage, but in general, it’s used to make up for financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic or one-time

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  • Many counties withhold information on property tax hearings

    Many counties withhold information on property tax hearings0

    With just 12 days to go before the revenue-neutral rate property tax hearings will begin, over half of the taxing entities that have responded to KORA requests from Kansas Policy Institute are not raising property taxes this year.  But as of today, 61 counties have not provided information in response to our Open Records requests

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  • 2021 school payroll: 941 employees in 31 districts paid over $100k

    2021 school payroll: 941 employees in 31 districts paid over $100k0

    School payroll listings totaling $2.1 billion for 31 Kansas districts are available for download at KansasOpenGov.org and the list includes 941 employees who were paid more than $100,000 during the 2019 school year. Johnson County districts dominate the list of highest-paid employees, with 13 of the 25 slots.  Blue Valley has four slots, Olathe and Shawnee

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  • $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.

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