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  • Will Long-Term Kansas Tax Relief Please Stand Up?

    Will Long-Term Kansas Tax Relief Please Stand Up?0

    This past week was “veto week” in the Kansas Legislature: the time to “make it or break it” for the dozens of different proposals that have floated this legislative session. While some tax relief is already on the way, legislators have until the end of May to provide more. The most-talked-about policy this year was

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  • Turn Short-Term Surpluses Into Long-Term Tax Relief

    Turn Short-Term Surpluses Into Long-Term Tax Relief0

    If it wasn’t clear enough already, recent tax estimate updates show Kansas is awash with excess funds from over-taxation. The Kansas Legislative Research Department’s recent tax revenue estimate update for April 2022 increased the estimate for FY 2023 by $407.8 million for a whopping total of $9.5 billion in State General Fund tax collections. It’s

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  • Kelly’s Tax Council proposes higher taxes, more spending

    Kelly’s Tax Council proposes higher taxes, more spending0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s Council on Tax Reform recently released their final report and the message is clear: higher taxes to pay for more spending. Spending has jumped 24% since 2018 under Kelly and is more than $2 billion higher than if adjusted for inflation since 1995.  The Tax Council she assembled is continuing this

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  • January 2022 Report Shows Job Growth in Kansas

    January 2022 Report Shows Job Growth in Kansas0

    The January Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas gained 5,100 private-sector jobs. This represents a monthly job growth rate of 0.4%, which is the fastest since July 2021. At the same rate of growth that Kansas has experienced since the start of 2021, the state will fully recover to its pre-pandemic

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  • Thinking Responsibly About the Kansas Budget

    Thinking Responsibly About the Kansas Budget0

    The state of Kansas is on track to turn an estimated $3 billion tax surplus into a multi-million dollar deficit by FY 2027. A $2 billion mega-subsidy for a “mystery company” wasn’t part of Governor Laura Kelly’s original $3.2 billion in tax and spending proposals this year. Something is going to have to give from

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  • Governor Kelly Proposes $2.3 Billion in Budget Changes

    Governor Kelly Proposes $2.3 Billion in Budget Changes0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s Proposed Budgets for FY 2022 and FY 2023 plan to set new spending records. The Governor’s Budget Proposal released the day after her 2022 State of the State speech contains a proposal to increase All Fund Spending for FY 2022 to a total of just under $23 billion. This is $1.34

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