• Kansas ranks 41st on economic performance with repeated tax hikes

    Kansas ranks 41st on economic performance with repeated tax hikes0

    A new report shows Kansas is ranked 25th in the overall economic outlook, but economic performance falls to 41st fastest as tax increases take larger bites out of paychecks. These numbers are from the 13th edition of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Rich States Poor States and show the harm of repeated tax hikes. The

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  • County Budgets Review: Bringing Savings to Families

    County Budgets Review: Bringing Savings to Families0

    It is an undeniable truth that Kansas has far too much government for a state of its population and economic size. Kansas’s ranking as the 2nd highest share of local government workers per capita means too many family resources are devoted to maintaining bloated public sector budgets. Therefore, we created a tool for Kansans to

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  • Kansas counties and cities hike taxes amidst COVID recession

    Kansas counties and cities hike taxes amidst COVID recession0

    As a “thank you” to Governor Kelly’s property tax reform veto, many Kansas county and city governments announced plans to raise taxes, making it harder for Kansans to earn a living and survive the impact of COVID-19. At a time of an economic depression, one would think tax hikes on family homes and businesses as

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  • Green Book 2020: Kansas job growth abysmal before COVID-19

    Green Book 2020: Kansas job growth abysmal before COVID-190

    Kansas’ recent job losses may be driven by COVID-19 shutdowns and health impacts. However, findings from the Green Book 2020 say Kansas was in the economic doldrums long-before the COVID crisis. Kansas ended 2019 with the slowest job growth rate in Plains and the 43rd fastest growth in the country. According to the June jobs

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  • COVID Survey: Small businesses fighting for survival in Kansas

    COVID Survey: Small businesses fighting for survival in Kansas0

    “Exhausting financial resources before I can revive my business” “Customers are too scared to come out of their house” “Employees are not going to work because they can make more money on unemployment” These quotes from small business owners show their extreme frustration operating in today’s COVID environment. Findings from a COVID survey reveal many

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  • Green Book 2020: Understanding Kansas Property Tax Burdens

    Green Book 2020: Understanding Kansas Property Tax Burdens0

    Thomas Jefferson once coined the phrase, “Knowledge is power.” Through it, he conveyed a belief that if Americans want to govern their own lives, the power that comes from knowledge is the best path towards it. In following that spirit, our Green Book 2020 provides a wealth of knowledge in the burden of Kansas property

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