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  • Viva la Flat Tax Revolution!

    Viva la Flat Tax Revolution!0

    In their November 2022 Revenue Estimate Report, the Consensus Estimating Group increased their estimate for FY 2023 state general fund receipts by 22.6% compared to April’s estimate, which equates to $9.7 billion total for the fiscal year. At the same time, the actual revenue intake for FY 2022 decreased by 10.6% compared to the estimates

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  • Governor Kelly Ranked “C” in Fiscal Policy: ranked below nearby governors

    Governor Kelly Ranked “C” in Fiscal Policy: ranked below nearby governors0

    This year, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly earned a C on the Cato Institute’s Fiscal Policy Report Card on America’s Governors for 2022. The gradings were calculated from seven variables including the growth of general fund spending, the approval or veto of tax reform, and changes in income and sales tax rates from 2020 and beyond

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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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  • Kansas still 19,500 jobs below pre-pandemic levels

    Kansas still 19,500 jobs below pre-pandemic levels0

    Topeka’s NBC outlet and the Kansas City Star pointed out the inaccuracy in Governor Laura Kelly’s recent claim: “I know that during the pandemic, that every place lost jobs, but we have restored those jobs and more.” A new month of Bureau of Labor Statistics data further undermines her claim. According to July’s job numbers,

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  • Panasonic subsidy deal: Laura Kelly’s ‘shot of adrenaline’ moment?

    Panasonic subsidy deal: Laura Kelly’s ‘shot of adrenaline’ moment?0

    Remember the (well-deserved) beating Gov. Sam Brownback received for saying his 2012 tax cuts would be a ‘shot of adrenaline’ to the Kansas economy?  Now, Gov. Laura Kelly may have her own ‘shot of 'adrenaline' moment by claiming her $1 billion+ subsidy to Panasonic will transform the Kansas economy. The 2012 tax cuts would haveREAD MORE
  • Efficient Spending Is Key to Cutting Kansas’s Retirement Tax

    Efficient Spending Is Key to Cutting Kansas’s Retirement Tax0

    The legislative session is out, and election-year attacks are in. This week, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, the presumptive GOP nominee for governor, announced his plan to eliminate the state income tax on retirement plans. Governor Laura Kelly made the cut out to be a gimmick that will “take us back to the Brownback era

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