Press Releases


Jan. 9, 2019: Statement on Medicaid expansion compromise agreement


Dec. 11, 2019: Kansas tax reform was hardly ‘inevitable’

Nov. 2, 2019: Poverty challenges present, future of Kansas children, families

Sept. 20, 2019: John Wilson to take reins as president at Kansas Action for Children

August 16, 2019: Statement on the cancellation of the Kansas Reading Roadmap contract

June 30, 2019: Kansas Action for Children thanks the governor and lawmakers: You kept us on track

June 19, 2019: President and CEO Annie McKay’s statement on Art Laffer’s award

May 29, 2019: Sustained veto of risky tax plan puts Kansas on path to success

May 21, 2019: Statement on passage of FY 2020 Kansas budget

May 17, 2019: In vetoing corporate tax bill, Gov. Kelly looks to the future of Kansas

May 5, 2019: Statement on Kansas House of Representatives votes

April 18, 2019: By passing up federal funds, Kansas passes up chance to strengthen families

April 15, 2019: KCEG project calls for fiscal responsibility, debuts budget guide for Tax Day

March 25, 2019: Statement on Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of SB 22.

March 7, 2019: House vote on Senate Bill 22 a disappointment, but a long journey remains

Feb. 25, 2019: House Tax Committee changes don’t make Senate Bill 22 easier to swallow

Feb. 7, 2019: Senate vote on tax plan puts Kansas at risk less than two years after end of Brownback’s ‘experiment’

Jan. 17, 2019: Gov. Kelly’s budget proposal emphasizes repairs, long-term approach as Kansas recovers


Nov. 16, 2018: New report: Opportunities abound to remove barriers for communities of color in Kansas

Nov. 7, 2018: Kansas Center for Economic Growth welcomes incoming Gov. Kelly; need for sensible tax policy remains

Oct. 17, 2018: New analysis: Tax reform reduces inequality for Kansans, but low-income taxpayers still pay 1.5 times the rate paid by the richest

May 4, 2018: KCEG: House did right by Kansans in stopping risky tax policy

May 4, 2018: KCEG director: Kansas House should stand against hasty, uncertain tax bill

May 2, 2018: With two days left in veto session, now isn’t the time for rushed, uncertain tax bill

April 20, 2018: KCEG marks release of latest Consensus Revenue Estimate, warns against risky tax proposals

April 17, 2018: KCEG raises alarm about risky new tax proposal, urges defeat of Senate Sub. for HB 2228

April 7, 2018: Tax bill could sidetrack Kansas on the road to recovery

March 26, 2018: Paper tells true history of commodity price drops, tax policy and the Kansas economy

Feb. 15, 2018: New blog series documents equity issues facing Kansans

Jan. 31, 2018: KCEG welcomes new Governor Jeff Colyer, focuses on unfinished budget challenges

Jan. 10, 2018: Director on Brownback budget: Time for the legislature to finish the job of fixing Kansas’ finances


Dec. 20, 2017: New Tax Plan Sets the Stage for Staggering Cuts to Programs for Working Families and Children

Dec. 2, 2017: KCEG issues statement in response to Senate tax plan

Oct. 2, 2017: KCEG issues statement in response to school finance ruling

Sept. 27, 2017: Despite Reversal, Kansas Communities Suffering the Consequences of Previous Tax Plan

July 19, 2017: House budget strips trillions from everyday Americans while giving huge tax cuts for the wealthiest

July 19, 2017: Number of Kansans living in poverty almost twice the population of Overland Park

June 6, 2017: Kansas Legislature overrides Governor Brownback veto

June 6, 2017: With bipartisan support, Kansas Legislature passes comprehensive tax reform

May 31, 2017: Kansas House blocks crucial step forward for the state

May 22, 2017: Kansas House rejects comprehensive tax reform

May 2, 2017: KCEG Executive Director urges caution as tax debate starts fresh

April 6, 2017: KCEG responds to failed flat tax proposal

March 31, 2017: New statewide poll shows overwhelming support for repeal of Brownback tax plan

March 15, 2017: TABOR would cement “March to Zero”-like concept into Kansas Constitution

March 2, 2017: KCEG issues statement in response to school finance ruling

Jan. 30, 2017: Rise Up, Kansas coalition formally introduces bill to enact comprehensive tax reform

Jan. 13, 2017: New KCEG brief outlines serious risks securitization poses to state finances

Jan. 11, 2017: KCEG issues statement in response to Governor Sam Brownback’s budget proposal


Dec. 7, 2016: “Rise Up Kansas” coalition calls for tax reform in 2017

Nov. 22, 2016: Kansas falls flat in overall health and well-being

Oct. 20, 2016: Kansas economy withers in the wake of failed tax policy

Sept. 29, 2016: Affordable higher education set to become the next casualty of failed tax policy

July 28, 2016: Kansas Center for Economic Growth announces new executive director

May 19, 2016: Op-Ed: The Little Tax Experiment That Couldn’t

April 27, 2016: Advocacy groups call on lawmakers to reject Governor’s latest budget proposals

April 20, 2016: KCEG executive director says April revenue estimates again confirm tax cuts wrecking Kansas finances

April 6, 2016: Kansas public education is foundation for economic growth


Dec. 17, 2015: Debunking “Lost Decade” argument: 2012 tax cuts that hurt Kansas economy based on misleading claims

Nov. 11, 2015: On Veterans Day, remember the impact of state tax policy on Kansas military families

June 16, 2015: Goossen: Brownback tax hike doesn’t solve budget crisis

June 12, 2015: Tax fix disappointing, unfair, fails to solve problem

June 9, 2015: Every Kansas income group would see net tax hike under latest Senate tax plan

June 5, 2015: Cost of doing business could increase $130 million under tax proposals

May 31, 2015: Preliminary analysis: Brownback tax “fix” results in net tax hike for 40 percent of Kansans

April 23, 2015: Tax cut pothole: Highway Fund footing the bill for unaffordable tax cuts

April 14, 2015: Unaffordable tax cuts continue to have negative effect on Kansas communities

March 3, 2015: Governor’s measures of economic growth show Kansas behind region

Jan. 16, 2015: Governor’s budget fails to invest in Kansas’ future

Jan. 13, 2015: Duane Goossen joins Kansas Center for Economic Growth

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