• It’s Official: Governor’s Budget Sets Up A $1.3 Billion Tax Increase

    It’s Official: Governor’s Budget Sets Up A $1.3 Billion Tax Increase0

    Governor Kelly’s claim to balance the budget without raising taxes certainly sounds appealing and has been met with lots of media coverage. However, the latest from state researchers shows little stops a $1.3 billion tax hike from hitting Kansans in four years. In November, we reported figures from the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) showing

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Reversing The Kansas Exodus

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Reversing The Kansas Exodus0

    At the start of the year, Americans always seem resolved to make changes to their lives and routines. For many Kansans, those resolutions apparently mean migration to fast-growing states with governments that spend less, and tax less. This policy proposal is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide. Find more

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Economic Development Needs Reform

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Economic Development Needs Reform0

    This policy proposal is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide. Find more proposals here. Government economic development policy is like a bad game of Jenga. Policymakers remove a block of taxpayer dollars intended for government services. Eventually they must pay for those tax incentives by raising the tower of

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Taxing Remote Sales & Sports Gambling

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide: Taxing Remote Sales & Sports Gambling0

    This policy proposal is part of the Sandlian Center for Entrepreneurial Government’s 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide. Find more proposals here. In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings this year, that authorizes states to legalize sports betting and tax out of state sales, policymakers see opportunities to increase government revenue and support more spending.

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  • Here We Go Again: Deficit Spending Could Lead To Billion Dollar Tax Hike

    Here We Go Again: Deficit Spending Could Lead To Billion Dollar Tax Hike0

    Updated estimates from the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) show Kansans could be on the hook. This time for a massive $1.1 billion tax increase over the next four years. This tax increase does not include the $600 million tax increase approved by the state legislature this past session. This year, the state’s revenue estimate

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  • 2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide0

    You can’t be for big government, big taxes, and big bureaucracy and still be for the little guy. President Ronald Reagan President Reagan understood the best way government can help people is by providing better service at an affordable cost to the taxpayer. Nearly 30 years later, the Kansas Policy Institute found Kansans still hold

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