• Moody’s: Kansas, Missouri ill-prepared for COVID revenue declines

    Moody’s: Kansas, Missouri ill-prepared for COVID revenue declines0

    The state budgets of Kansas and Missouri are among the worst-prepared states in the nation, according to an April 9 report from Moody’s Analytics.   The main reason is that both states are below the national average in rainy-day balances as a percentage of fiscal 2019 general fund revenues. According to Moody’s, Kansas and Illinois are

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  • Lawmakers can serve Kansans without Medicaid Expansion

    Lawmakers can serve Kansans without Medicaid Expansion0

    With Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle vowing the Kansas Senate will not take up Medicaid Expansion until the life amendment is on the ballot, some have claimed up to 150,000 Kansans could be at risk. However, research says that’s not true. All 150,000 Kansans can immediately get the services they need. Medicaid Expansion isn’t required.

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  • Gov. Kelly’s 2020 budget: Five things you should know

    Gov. Kelly’s 2020 budget: Five things you should know0

    Governor Kelly had an opportunity to exhibit fiscal restraint when presenting her budget last week. With state tax revenues coming in higher than expected – partly because of recent record tax hikes – the Kelly Administration missed a chance to build a structurally-balanced budget. Instead, this budget breaks a new record in spending for the

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