Restoration of $6 million sweep bolsters youth justice reform

Emily Fetsch June 3, 2019 As the legislative session ends, the state budget is often one of the last items on the agenda for lawmakers before they head back to their communities. One of the remaining items facing the budget committee this year was whether to return money to the Juvenile Justice Evidence-Based Reinvestment Fund. … Read More

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Sustained veto of risky tax plan puts Kansas on path to success

The Kansas Center for Economic GrowthMay 29, 2019 Today, the Kansas House of Representatives sustained the governor’s veto of HB 2033, a tax bill that would have jeopardized progress our state has made in recovering from the Brownback tax experiment. We thank Gov. Laura Kelly and the legislators, both Republicans and Democrats, who stood up … Read More

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How Kansas can fix its upside-down tax code

Emily Fetsch April 15, 2019 Americans are rightfully concerned that corporations and the wealthy do not pay their fair share in taxes. More than 80 percent of Americans say they are bothered by the feeling that some corporations and wealthy people don’t pay what they should.[1] The low tax responsibilities of corporations and the wealthy … Read More

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11 Questions and Answers about Tax Conformity

Kansas Center for Economic Growth Feb. 26, 2019 What’s Senate Bill 22, and why is it important? SB 22 changes the Kansas tax code in response to the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became law at the end of 2017. Because Kansas is a rolling conformity state – meaning that our tax system … Read More

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Is Kansas ready to legalize sports gambling?

Amina Seck Feb. 15, 2019 A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is spurring important questions for Kansas lawmakers about the economic and social costs of legalizing sports gambling. Last year, the high court struck down the near-national ban on gambling in Murphy v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. The Supreme Court deemed unconstitutional the 1992 Professional and … Read More

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A fresh opportunity for Kansas: Supreme Court expands state authority to collect tax due on internet sales

Amina SeckFeb. 12, 2019 A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding state authority to collect online sales tax could help spur overdue investments in Kansas’ schools and working families after years of public spending cuts under the failed tax experiment of Gov. Sam Brownback. To take advantage of the opportunity, state lawmakers should prioritize online … Read More

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Senate vote on tax plan puts Kansas at risk less than two years after end of Brownback’s ‘experiment’

The Kansas Center for Economic GrowthFeb. 8, 2019 The Kansas Senate has voted for dangerous changes to our tax system — yet again. Less than two years after a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers ended former Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax plan, many of the same voices that defended that failed policy are working to unlink Kansas’ … Read More

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Tax migration is not real! (a Twitter thread)

The Kansas Center for Economic GrowthFeb. 7, 2019 As the Kansas Legislature considers Senate Bill 22, policymakers have raised concerns about how the bill could affect the movement of individuals and businesses. Here’s a thread addressing the issue. Tax migration is not real! (A thread): Kansans rarely move because they want to lower their state … Read More

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Senate bill would experiment again with failed tax policy

Kansas Center for Economic Growth Jan. 29, 2019 Last legislative session, the Kansas Senate passed Substitute for House Bill 2228. On its surface, the bill addressed issues from the federal tax plan passed in December 2017. However, it also included extremely fiscally irresponsible provisions that would have cost the state at least $494 million over the next five years. The Kansas House … Read More

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Budget proposal emphasizes repairs, long-term approach as Kansas recovers

Jan. 17, 2019 The unveiling of Gov. Laura Kelly’s budget this morning underscores the continued repairs needed in Kansas. Her spending plan commits to paying off past debts, strengthening a depleted state workforce, and fully funding our public education system. It also wisely leaves a healthy ending balance, critical to cushioning our state in the … Read More

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