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  • Cut Wasteful Spending to Eliminate the Food Sales Tax

    Cut Wasteful Spending to Eliminate the Food Sales Tax0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly this week announced a new initiative to eliminate the states’ sales tax on food. Kansas’ grocery sales tax is the second-highest in the country, so this change would be welcome. However, her plan to make up for the lost revenue with surplus dollars will eventually lead to higher taxes somewhere else

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  • Tax Expenditure Limits Prevent Government’s Balancing Act

    Tax Expenditure Limits Prevent Government’s Balancing Act0

    Imagine the Kansas budget as a tightrope walker, with taxing and spending on opposite sides of their balancing rod. If the government spends significantly more than it taxes, this leads to deficits and  “bust-type” budgeting. Likewise, if the government collects more in taxes than it spends, you end up taking more from taxpayers and get

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  • Tax Ideas for the 2022 Kansas Legislative Session

    Tax Ideas for the 2022 Kansas Legislative Session0

    In wake of a massive tax revenue surplus, the state of Kansas should reduce its tax burden. Legislators should consider eliminating unfair taxes on retirees, reforming how state institutions use a property tax allocation to repair their buildings, and other burden-relieving tax options in the FY 2022 session. The Current Environment In their June 2021

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