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  • Kelly’s budget a malaise of meager tax cuts and hidden spending

    Kelly’s budget a malaise of meager tax cuts and hidden spending0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s recommended budget for fiscal year 2024 totals $24.1 billion across All Funds spending but falls short of providing substantive tax reform. Instead, it offers minor tax changes and large spending increases. Tax Reform Falls Short Kelly has called alternatives to her tax relief policies “irresponsible, reckless tax cuts that threaten our

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  • Combating inflation at the state level

    Combating inflation at the state level0

    Last Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by 1,000 points after Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell indicated that interest rates would remain high to fight inflation. Kansans don’t need to be told that inflation is rampant as prices this July were 8.6% higher than what they were last year. Much of the broader causes

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  • Time’s Not Yet Up for More Kansan Tax Relief

    Time’s Not Yet Up for More Kansan Tax Relief0

    During the last weeks of the Kansas legislature, many policies were moved from their original bills to other pieces of legislation – an annual occurrence. Kansans can expect to see some tax relief, but legislators should consider more ambitious reforms to stay competitive with other states. Highlighted provisions of the passed HB 2239 and HB

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  • Tax Cuts Alongside Truth in Taxation Enhancements In Kansas HB 2597

    Tax Cuts Alongside Truth in Taxation Enhancements In Kansas HB 25970

    From Iowa to South Dakota, Kansas’s Truth in Taxation legislation from 2021 is being hailed as a model example for property tax reform. The simple fact is that transparency and accountability are central to having a government that respects the rights and well-being of its citizens. HB 2597, is a “trailer bill” to that Truth in

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  • What Savings Do Kansans Get With HB 2239?

    What Savings Do Kansans Get With HB 2239?0

    There are some decent savings coming Kansans’ way through HB 2239, which has been approved and amended by both the House and the Senate. If signed by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, then HB2239 would provide increased standard deductions, a property tax freeze for elderly citizens, and a SALT Parity act to better align the Kansas

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