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

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

    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. However, the new taxing authority presents a different opportunity; reduce the tax burden on Kansas families. History has shown that

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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 Inbound

    2019 Legislator’s Budget Guide Inbound0

    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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  • Taxing Online Sales Isn’t A Kansas Windfall

    Taxing Online Sales Isn’t A Kansas Windfall0

    In the heat of campaign season Kansans have heard it’s good to tax X and not Y, or we should spend taxpayer dollars on A and not B. Coincidentally under all of this debate comes the Wayfair Decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. The court ruled that states have the authority to tax

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  • Politicians are ignoring a $3.7 billion revenue shortfall

    Politicians are ignoring a $3.7 billion revenue shortfall0

    “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”  —  Thomas Sowell Media and politicians were notified more than a month ago that the massive school funding increase has created a $3.7

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  • KS House socks citizens with another tax increase

    KS House socks citizens with another tax increase0

    Last year’s retroactive, record-setting tax increase apparently wasn’t enough for the majority of the Kansas House of Representatives.  Now they’ve voted to allow another $210 million income tax increase over the next two years on top of the $1.2 billion increase they imposed last year.  And that’s a very conservative number; according to Chief Budget

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