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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
  • 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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  • Oracle’s Acquisition of Cerner Signals Issues with Kansas Subsidies

    Oracle’s Acquisition of Cerner Signals Issues with Kansas Subsidies0

    The state of Kansas likely won’t see much benefit from this week’s announcement that the tech giant Oracle will purchase Kansas City’s largest employer, the healthcare company Cerner, for $28.3 billion. This is because in June of this year, Cerner began the move out of their Village West campus in Wyandotte County, laying off 500

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  • September 2021 Jobs Report: Growth on the Horizon?

    September 2021 Jobs Report: Growth on the Horizon?0

    The September jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that Kansas gained an estimated 1,100 private-sector jobs from the previous month. This comes as part of a recent trend of slowing job growth, with a 0.4% increase in July, a 0.3% increase last month, and now a 0.1% increase this month. Kansas still

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  • People ‘voting with their feet’ cost Kansas $2.9 billion

    People ‘voting with their feet’ cost Kansas $2.9 billion0

    People are continually ‘voting with their feet’ as they leave high tax states like Kansas, and that has taken $2.9 billion of adjusted gross income out of the state over the last seven reported years.  Indeed, the rate is increasing as  IRS migration data for the years 2013-2019 shows the net loss (In-Migration minus Out-Migration)

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