February 20, 2024

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Tag: Kansas budget

Kansas Health Institute uses flawed assumptions to push Medicaid expansion

A new white paper from the Kansas Health Institute suggests that new federal incentives would lower the cost of Medicaid…

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RSPS: Kansas is in bottom half of state economic performance

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly ranks in the bottom half of governors nationally, but according to the American Legislative Exchange Council,…

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Responsible Kansas Budget would control spending

As the Kansas Legislature weighs Governor Kelly’s budget proposals during the current session, the Kansas Policy Institute — which owns…

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Bicknell on tax fight: ‘They’re just waiting on me to die’

Just over three years ago, former Pittsburg resident and pizza magnate O. Gene Bicknell filed suit against the state of…

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Legislators signal they’ll reject Kelly’s tax-and-spend budget proposal

Gov. Laura Kelly’s FY 2022 budget proposal appears to be dead on arrival at the Kansas Legislature. Her record-setting $8…

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Kelly vetoes tax bill, reporters act like her deputies

Instead of asking hard questions about obviously misleading statements in Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of HB 2033, reporters across Kansas…

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Kansas budget to jump 9 percent next year

Legislators just increased the Kansas budget by almost 9 percent next year but you wouldn’t know it from reading mainstream…

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State budget doesn’t comply with statute

Governor Laura Kelly believes her budget “…restores fundamental principles of Kansas fiscal responsibility” but the state budget she submitted doesn’t…

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Governor Kelly’s budget leads to large deficits

Senate Democrats objecting to returning the ‘federal windfall’ to taxpayers say doing so would produce a negative ending balance in…

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Laura Kelly: “Little Getting Around A Need To Spend More”

To be fair to Kansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Laura Kelly, “there’s little getting around a need to spend more” is…

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Kobach: Colyer Paid $500 Million Ransom to Supreme Court

In a Wichita debate on Tuesday evening, gubernatorial candidate Kris Kobach grabbed the money quote with the use of one…

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KU Hard Pressed to Explain 42% One-Year Bump in Athletic Salaries

Although coaching salaries are paid out of a separate budget, non-coaching salaries in a university’s athletic department are not. Tax…

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KS House Spikes Budget Provision for Automatic Cuts If Court Demands More School Money

A budget provision to automatically reduce next year’s budget if the Kansas Supreme Court demands lawmakers add more money to schools…

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Would Online Sales Tax Collections Be a Savior of Kansas’ Budget?

Lawmakers are banking on the U.S. Supreme Court overturning a 1992 decision, known as Quill, that limits the ability of…

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KS Revenues Beat Expectations; State Budget Still Broken

The good news: Kansas revenues continued to beat projections in February. The bad news: Kansas budget is still out of…

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Colyer Staffs Up to Lead Executive Branch

It may appear like Gov. Jeff Colyer is throwing extra cash into more administrative staff but that isn’t the case, says…

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KS Revenue Spikes; Officials Warn It’s Not a Windfall

Kansas collected $165 million more than expected in state revenues in January, but officials warn federal tax reform influenced the…

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Former Brownback Allies Torch His Proposal for Education Funding

Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to inject $600 million of new funding into schools isn’t sitting well with many, including Republican…

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Brownback Proposes Adding $600 Million to Public Education in State of State

Gov. Sam Brownback’s final State of the State Address revealed his response to the state Supreme Court’s school funding ruling,…

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December Revenues Beat Projections, But Officials Advise Caution

Kansas revenues beat estimates in December, the Kansas Department of Revenue reported today. The state has collected $83.6 million more…

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Quick Facts on the Kansas Budget

Kansas lawmakers hoisted a $1.2 billion tax increase on taxpayers last session, but they piled on new spending, too. The…

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KS Officials Estimate Rosier Budget Picture

The Kansas Consensus Revenue Estimating Group projects the state will bring in about $220 million more than previously anticipated. The…

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Interactive Tax Calculator Shows Effects of Tax Increase

An interactive tax calculator on the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website shows visitors how much more they can expect to…

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Washington Examiner Sings Praises of Brownback, Kansas

In a rare break from the ritualistic pounding Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has grown used to, the Washington Examiner has…

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