• October 2021 Jobs: Slow Growth Amidst High Inflation

    October 2021 Jobs: Slow Growth Amidst High Inflation0

    The October jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows Kansas gained 2,500 private-sector jobs. Unfortunately, this continues a trend of slowing job growth across the state. Since July, the monthly job growth rate has gone from .4% to .3% in August and September to .2% in October. If this sluggish growth rate continues,

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  • COVID pandemic creates opportunities for tax relief

    COVID pandemic creates opportunities for tax relief0

    As state and local officials work through budget-related COVID pandemic challenges, they should pay heed to Benjamin Franklin’s counsel – “out of adversity comes opportunity.”  In this case, the opportunity is finding more efficient uses for taxpayer dollars and then providing permanent state and local tax relief. The amount that states and local entities tax

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