• Topeka relocation subsidy isn’t working

    Topeka relocation subsidy isn’t working0

    Shawnee County residents have paid a maximum of $900,000 since 2019 for the Choose Topeka program incentivizing 70 workers thus far to move to the area. But between 2019 and 2021, Shawnee County lost 1,182 residents through net domestic migration – that’s almost 17 times as many workers as the relocation subsidy has brought in.

  • Kansas families are losing $8,700 annually from inflation

    Kansas families are losing $8,700 annually from inflation0

    Trillions in government spending and a supply chain crisis stemming from factors like energy production restrictions and businesses closed during COVID-19 lockdowns are costing Kansas families $8,700 annually in higher costs for food, energy, transportation, and housing due to inflation. The estimated annual cost comes from the Congressional Joint Economic Committee and estimates inflation rates

  • In one month, 25,000 Kansans quit job hunting

    In one month, 25,000 Kansans quit job hunting0

    The Kansas labor market is in dire straits. According to the September jobs report, the state lost private-sector jobs. To make matters worse, 25,000 Kansans left the labor force stopping their job hunt altogether. The state’s new unemployment rate appears lower but is not moving in the right direction. After losing 124,000 private-sector jobs in

  • 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

  • Government policy Kansans need to combat COVID-19

    Government policy Kansans need to combat COVID-190

    There’s been a flurry of government action to keep up with the rapidly changing COVID-19 outbreak. Action is certainly needed and great care should be taken to balance stopping the spread of the virus while limiting lasting negative economic or constitutional impacts. Governor Kelly has already taken some steps towards that end such as and

  • Kansas media spins job growth

    Kansas media spins job growth0

    Kansas is on track to gain fewer than 4,000 private sector jobs this year. For context, that is the 2nd slowest yearly growth since The Great Recession ended in 2009. What’s worse, is that most Kansans media outlets willfully ignore this fact.  Instead, since Governor Kelly has been in office, the media reports rosy and