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  • Income Tax Increases from Inflation Lose Kansans Wealth

    Income Tax Increases from Inflation Lose Kansans Wealth0

    Pay increases for Kansan families were undermined over the past year by inflation, causing a loss on average as changes in salaries failed to keep up with big price increases. At the same time, Kansas state income tax increased from inflation-drive wage increases. From April 2021 to April 2022, Kansans’ average nominal weekly earnings increased

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  • January 2022 Report Shows Job Growth in Kansas

    January 2022 Report Shows Job Growth in Kansas0

    The January Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gained 5,100 private-sector jobs. This represents a monthly job growth rate of 0.4%, which is the fastest since July 2021. At the same rate of growth that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021, the state will fully recover to its pre-pandemic

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  • Thinking Responsibly About the Kansas Budget

    Thinking Responsibly About the Kansas Budget0

    The state of Kansas is on track to turn an estimated $3 billion tax surplus into a multi-million dollar deficit by FY 2027. A $2 billion mega-subsidy for a “mystery company” wasn’t part of Governor Laura Kelly’s original $3.2 billion in tax and spending proposals this year. Something is going to have to give from

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  • Mega subsidy: budget deficits, no tax cuts for people

    Mega subsidy: budget deficits, no tax cuts for people0

    The Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) says Governor Kelly’s plan to give more than a $1 billion mega subsidy to a mystery company will create a budget deficit in FY 2026.  But the deficit will hit at least a year earlier if the mega subsidy is approved. KLRD’s standard methodology accounts for anticipated social service

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