• 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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  • 2022 State of the State…With a Grain of Salt

    2022 State of the State…With a Grain of Salt0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly gave her 2022 State of the State address this week to mark the beginning of this year’s legislative session. This speech, set against a backdrop of the ever-growing state revenue surplus, included many of the Governor’s already announced ideas and plans for what to do with the cash. In the speech,

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  • Oracle’s Acquisition of Cerner Signals Issues with Kansas Subsidies

    Oracle’s Acquisition of Cerner Signals Issues with Kansas Subsidies0

    The state of Kansas likely won’t see much benefit from this week’s announcement that the tech giant Oracle will purchase Kansas City’s largest employer, the healthcare company Cerner, for $28.3 billion. This is because in June of this year, Cerner began the move out of their Village West campus in Wyandotte County, laying off 500

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  • Reforming Zoning Laws Reduces Housing Costs

    Reforming Zoning Laws Reduces Housing Costs0

    Affordable housing and job growth depend on each other. Businesses don’t function if workers don’t have somewhere to live. Workers depend on housing options around their job. The issue of supporting the development and maintenance of affordable, quality housing is one that affects both rural Kansas and urban centers like Wyandotte County. The Kansas City

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  • Subsidies Do Not Equal Economic Growth in Kansas

    Subsidies Do Not Equal Economic Growth in Kansas0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly and Lieutenant Governor David Toland have used high investments in Kansas to argue for a booming economy. These claims should be taken with a grain of salt. Much of the investment has been bought through government subsidies in the form of bonds. Schwan’s new pizza plant in Salina is financed by

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  • What is the government’s fair share of what you earn?

    What is the government’s fair share of what you earn?0

    One of today’s biggest discussions is the idea of people “paying their fair share” in taxes. Fair is a subjective term, but income tax returns at both the federal and state level clearly demonstrate that Kansans face a progressive tax system, which means that higher earners see higher taxes and lower earners see lower taxes.

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