Corporate tax bill would cost millions upon millions as state rebuilds

Kansas Center for Economic Growth Feb. 17, 2020 This year will mark the third year the House taxation committee has heard a bill proposing to decouple from the federal changes made in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The TCJA changes were made in recognition that many large U.S. multinational corporations put much … Read More

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Breaking down Gov. Kelly’s FY 2021 budget proposal

Kansas Center for Economic Growth Jan. 17, 2020 Hot on the heels of her State of the State address, Gov. Laura Kelly released her budget proposal, recommending $19.8 billion in expenditures for FY 2021. The governor’s budget reflects several priorities, including: Fiscal responsibility: The proposed budget shows the state general fund (SGF) balances exceeding percentage requirements. For … Read More

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Kansas tax reform was hardly ‘inevitable’

Kansas Center for Economic Growth Dec. 10, 2019 We appreciate discussion about the Kansas tax system. A new report from the Tax Foundation tackles the topic, but it also overlooks those in our state who fought for years to undo grievous harms from the Brownback tax “experiment.” Early on, the report reads: “When the state … Read More

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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

Kansas Center for Economic Growth May 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 Seck Feb. 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 … Read More

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