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  • 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.

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  • Panasonic subsidy deal: Laura Kelly’s ‘shot of adrenaline’ moment?

    Panasonic subsidy deal: Laura Kelly’s ‘shot of adrenaline’ moment?0

    Remember the (well-deserved) beating Gov. Sam Brownback received for saying his 2012 tax cuts would be a ‘shot of adrenaline’ to the Kansas economy?  Now, Gov. Laura Kelly may have her own ‘shot of 'adrenaline' moment by claiming her $1 billion+ subsidy to Panasonic will transform the Kansas economy. The 2012 tax cuts would haveREAD MORE
  • Cheap, Clean Energy Isn’t An Oxymoron

    Cheap, Clean Energy Isn’t An Oxymoron0

    The current inflation crisis is a stark reminder to legislators that affordability and cost-of-living can’t be ignored in favor of other policy concerns. Similarly, as Kansas and the rest of the country continues to diversify its energy portfolio, legislators need to remember that there are a multitude of free market, pro-innovation policies toward clean energy

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  • Kansas and 17 Other States Lose Private-Sector Jobs in May

    Kansas and 17 Other States Lose Private-Sector Jobs in May0

    The May Labor Report from the Kansas Department of Labor shows Kansas lost 1,200 private-sector jobs. Kansas was one of only 18 states that lost jobs this month, while the nation overall added 241,000 private-sector jobs. Updated jobs numbers for April show that private-sector jobs were 500 more than what was estimated last month; previous

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  • Time’s Not Yet Up for More Kansan Tax Relief

    Time’s Not Yet Up for More Kansan Tax Relief0

    During the last weeks of the Kansas legislature, many policies were moved from their original bills to other pieces of legislation – an annual occurrence. Kansans can expect to see some tax relief, but legislators should consider more ambitious reforms to stay competitive with other states. Highlighted provisions of the passed HB 2239 and HB

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  • Tax Reform Possible Through High February 2022 Tax Revenue

    Tax Reform Possible Through High February 2022 Tax Revenue0

    In February 2022, the state of Kansas took in a total tax revenue of $502 million, which was 3.9% greater than the estimates for this month. This includes $255 million in sales taxes and $212 million in income taxes. The tax revenue collected for February of this year was 10.2% higher than what it was

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