• 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Reversing The Kansas Exodus

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Reversing The Kansas Exodus0

    At the start of the year, Americans always seem resolved to make changes to their lives and routines. For many Kansans, those resolutions apparently mean migration to fast-growing states with governments that spend less, and tax less. This policy proposal is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide. Find more

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide0

    You can’t be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy. President Ronald Reagan President Reagan understood the best way government can help people is by providing better service at an affordable cost to the taxpayer. Nearly 30 years later, the Kansas Policy Institute found Kansans still hold

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  • Kansas Ranked 15th in Economic Freedom

    Kansas Ranked 15th in Economic Freedom0

    Out of all 50 states, Kansas ranked 15th in economic freedom in 2016. The Economic Freedom of North America 2018, published by the Fraser Institute, measures individual states supportive of economic freedom. Kansas tied for 19th in all of North America. The most economically free state is Florida, while the least economically free state is

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  • School funding plan requires big tax hike

    School funding plan requires big tax hike0

    Calculations provided by Kansas Legislative Research (KLRD) show the $525 million House school funding plan would require a $306 million tax increase next year and a $293 million transfer from the highway fund to comply with state law.  The following three years would require a $215 million tax increase and another $879 million transferred from

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  • WestEd cost study has media pushing huge tax hikes

    WestEd cost study has media pushing huge tax hikes0

    Preliminary results of the WestEd cost study on school funding have media and some legislators salivating over the prospect of billions more being poured in Kansas schools, without even passing concern over the devastating tax hikes that would be required.  Media’s read on the WestEd cost study says $1.8 billion to $2.1 billion more is

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  • City and county payrolls jumped in 2017

    City and county payrolls jumped in 20170

    City and county payrolls in the state’s more populated areas grew much faster than inflation in 2017.  The seven counties listed in the adjacent table collectively had a 4.4 percent payroll increase and the ten cities increased payroll by 2.7 percent on average.  Inflation, by comparison, was just 1.7 percent. Kansas Policy Institute collects the

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