June 5, 2023

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Alan Cobb

Kansas loses population while neighboring states gain

Kansas is one of 18 states to see a decline in population between July 2021 and July 2022, according to…

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Chamber business leader survey shows taxes are too high in KS

The Tax Foundation last year said Kansas has the highest effective tax rates in the nation on mature businesses, and…

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Federal unemployment benefits stifle job growth in Kansas

President Joe Biden may not believe that the extra $300 per week in federal unemployment benefits is keeping people from…

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Damaging COVID response, taxes top concerns of Kansas businesses

Kansas business owners believe the state’s COVID response damaged the economy more than necessary, according to an annual poll commissioned…

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Kansas Attorney General: legislators should meet in-person

As legislators prepare to return to Topeka for the 2021 session and safely deal with COVID-19, an opinion from Kansas…

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Legislature restricts Gov. Kelly’s power, adds liability protection

A 24-hour marathon legislative session last week added legislative and local government oversight to Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s emergency management…

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Kansas businesses ready to safely reopen economy

The Kansas Chamber today released survey results that show a major shift among the Kansas business community and its desire…

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Kiplinger: Kansas is the 3rd worst state for retiree taxes

Kansas is the third-worst state to retire from a tax perspective, according to Kiplinger’s, a personal finance magazine. Only Nebraska…

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In latest ‘dark store’ salvo, assessors organization redefines appraisal term

updated August 22 The International Association of Assessing Officers’ (IAAO) board of directors is seeking to redefine the meaning of…

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KS media ignores magnitude of state income tax increase

The magnitude of the state income tax increase caused by Governor Kelly’s veto of legislation to offset the effect of…

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KS tax board shoots down Johnson County ‘dark store theory’

The Kansas Board of Tax Appeals (BOTA) issued another ruling against Johnson County’s controversial ‘dark store theory’ justification to dramatically…

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Media selective reporting could set up your next tax increase

When was the last time you saw a Kansas newspaper or TV station publish bad news about economic conditions in…

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Poll: Biz Leaders Say KS Supreme Court Overstepped Bounds on Schools

A poll commissioned by the Kansas Chamber found that a majority of business leaders think the Kansas Supreme Court overstepped…

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Chamber Poll: Kansans Don’t Want Tax Hike

A new poll suggests Kansans prefer spending cuts to tax hikes on the middle class. The Kansas Chamber of Commerce yesterday…

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