• Federal bailouts of state budgets hasten fiscal disaster

    Federal bailouts of state budgets hasten fiscal disaster0

    Early this month, Governor Kelly testified to Congress, asking for federal bailouts of Kansas’ billion-dollar budget shortfall. However, bailing out Kansas’s budget shortfall cements poor fiscal management, puts Kansans at financial risk, and hastens a federal fiscal disaster. According to the Kansas Legislative Research Department, Kansas went from an ending balance of $1.1 billion in

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  • Gov. Kelly plays politics with federal unemployment relief

    Gov. Kelly plays politics with federal unemployment relief0

    Gov. Kelly announced last week that she won’t consider temporary federal unemployment relief as stalled congressional COVID negotiations. In response to President Trump issuing his own executive orders, the Governor’s announced her own executive action on COVID and her changing COVID  economic response. Such actions strongly suggest she’d rather paper over the faults of her administration than

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  • Unemployed Kansans surpass no-lockdown states

    Unemployed Kansans surpass no-lockdown states0

    Kansans are finally climbing out of the COVID-19 economic hole, but  headwinds remain due to the ongoing pandemic and government lockdowns. On the one hand, the state is gaining private jobs since April, but has 65,000 fewer private jobs than in June 2019. To make matters worse, Kansas is among the worst of neighbor states

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