Business Tax Exemption Not a Roadmap to a Stronger Economy

May 28, 2015 The driving argument behind eliminating income tax from many Kansas businesses is not working as intended.  The promise was that business owners would save so much money they would create jobs and would bring more people to our state.  But when you dig deeper into how that exemption works and who benefits … Read More

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Private Job Growth: The Reality about Raw Numbers vs Rate

May 14, 2015 Proponents of Kansas’ unprecedented tax policy changes talk a lot about the creation of private sector jobs in Kansas.  The conversation may lead you to believe their claim that the state is seeing success as a result of the tax cuts.  Kansas’ private sector job growth reveals that upon closer examination of … Read More

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Fool Kansans Once… ‘100,000 New Jobs’ Promise Doesn’t Stack Up to Current Growth

Jan. 28, 2015 State tax cuts haven’t brought a surge in job growth – even though we were told they would be like a “shot of adrenaline” to the heart of the Kansas economy. In fact, since the tax cuts were enacted, Kansas has continued to lag behind the United States and the region in … Read More

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Kansas’ Job Growth: Path to Prosperity or Detour to Poverty?

Oct. 29, 2014 It’s nice to be in Kansas, where we enjoy pretty low unemployment. Knowing that more people are working is a hopeful sign of economic recovery. But low unemployment doesn’t mean everyone has good jobs. Many of the fastest growing jobs in Kansas pay wages that keep a family below the poverty line. … Read More

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A Kansas Fairy Tale

Aug. 20, 2014 By now you’ve heard from tax cut advocates that Kansas is adding private jobs at a rate higher than we’ve seen in the past decade. But those claims are simply not true. In reality, the tax cuts have hobbled our revenue collection and have put resources for crucial state investments—like good schools, … Read More

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ClayA Kansas Fairy Tale