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  • Kelly’s Tax Council proposes higher taxes, more spending

    Kelly’s Tax Council proposes higher taxes, more spending0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s Council on Tax Reform recently released their final report and the message is clear: higher taxes to pay for more spending. Spending has jumped 24% since 2018 under Kelly and is more than $2 billion higher than if adjusted for inflation since 1995.  The Tax Council she assembled is continuing this

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  • Reversing years of Kansas fiscal mismanagement

    Reversing years of Kansas fiscal mismanagement0

    It is needed now more than ever for the Kansas government to adjust its budget like many Kansas families and businesses are doing today. Kansans painfully adapted to life during the pandemic, but governments around the state have done little to no belt-tightening. With the state 2020 election behind us, Kansans must acknowledge that the

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  • Lawmakers can serve Kansans without Medicaid Expansion

    Lawmakers can serve Kansans without Medicaid Expansion0

    With Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle vowing the Kansas Senate will not take up Medicaid Expansion until the life amendment is on the ballot, some have claimed up to 150,000 Kansans could be at risk. However, research says that’s not true. All 150,000 Kansans can immediately get the services they need. Medicaid Expansion isn’t required.

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  • Gov. Kelly’s 2020 budget: Five things you should know

    Gov. Kelly’s 2020 budget: Five things you should know0

    Governor Kelly had an opportunity to exhibit fiscal restraint when presenting her budget last week. With state tax revenues coming in higher than expected – partly because of recent record tax hikes – the Kelly Administration missed a chance to build a structurally-balanced budget. Instead, this budget breaks a new record in spending for the

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  • Latest Medicaid expansion plan riddled with red flags & a “scam.”

    Latest Medicaid expansion plan riddled with red flags & a “scam.”0

    The latest Medicaid expansion plan has too many red flags without even getting to the program itself. Like other states, Kansas is unlikely to have the federal government approve the partial expansion. Yet if approved, it risks the solvency of national Medicaid, encourages tobacco smuggling and worsens the state budget. Policymakers should heed these signs and

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  • Solving the Kansas Budget Crisis

    Solving the Kansas Budget Crisis0

    Simply removing the Governor’s proposal won’t solve the state budget. Policymakers must find a way to reduce spending by roughly $518 million over four years. We’ve written previously on the Kansas budget debate with a clear-eyed look at the impact of different proposals. The key moving forward is to close the gap remaining in the

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