• Governor Kelly Proposes $2.3 Billion in Budget Changes

    Governor Kelly Proposes $2.3 Billion in Budget Changes0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s Proposed Budgets for FY 2022 and FY 2023 plan to set new spending records. The Governor’s Budget Proposal released the day after her 2022 State of the State speech contains a proposal to increase All Fund Spending for FY 2022 to a total of just under $23 billion. This is $1.34

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  • 2022 State of the State…With a Grain of Salt

    2022 State of the State…With a Grain of Salt0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly gave her 2022 State of the State address this week to mark the beginning of this year’s legislative session. This speech, set against a backdrop of the ever-growing state revenue surplus, included many of the Governor’s already announced ideas and plans for what to do with the cash. In the speech,

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  • High Tax Revenue Continues into December 2021

    High Tax Revenue Continues into December 20210

    In December 2021, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $890.3 million, which was 7.8% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes $293.5 million in sales taxes and $550.3 million in income taxes. The revenue collected for December of this year was 15.6% higher than what it was in the

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  • Kansas Needs Long-Term Rate Reductions, Not Election Year Rebates

    Kansas Needs Long-Term Rate Reductions, Not Election Year Rebates0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has proposed a $250 tax rebate for every taxpayer in Kansas next year. The $455 million price tag on this policy is proposed to be paid for using an anticipated $2.9 billion tax surplus by June of 2022. While one-time election-year rebates are a form of tax relief,  taxpayers are far

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  • November 2021 Jobs: Slow Pandemic Recovery Continues

    November 2021 Jobs: Slow Pandemic Recovery Continues0

    The November Jobs Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Kansas gained 2,400 private-sector jobs. This is a 0.2% increase from last month’s job numbers and is the slowest rate of job growth since June of this year. At the rate of growth that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021, the state

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  • Subsidies Do Not Equal Economic Growth in Kansas

    Subsidies Do Not Equal Economic Growth in Kansas0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Lieutenant Governor David Toland have used high investments in Kansas to argue for a booming economy. These claims should be taken with a grain of salt. Much of the investment has been bought through government subsidies in the form of bonds. Schwan’s new pizza plant in Salina is financed by

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