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Highest income earners in Kansas taxed at 7.4% rate

The top 1 percent of earners in Kansas are taxed at an effective rate of 7.4 percent, compared to the state’s 10.6 percent tax rate on the middle 20 percent of income earners, according to a new 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Roger Marshall Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. Senate candidate for Kansas, Roger Marshall, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Wichita has liabilities equaling $1,200 per taxpayer

Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Wichita ranks 18th for the state of its finances, having $1,200 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month.

Inbound cigarette smuggling rate in Kansas estimated at 21.8%

The inflow of smuggled cigarettes in Kansas is 21.8 percent, according to a new study from the Tax Foundation that examines the relationship between cigarette taxes and smuggling.

Kansas ranks 27th best in new economic outlook analysis

Kansas finished 27th in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Kansas ranks 35th best on corporate tax study

Kansas finished 35th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Kris Kobach Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises former Secretary of State and 2020 U.S. Senate candidate for Kansas, Kris Kobach, for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Kansas among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Kansas was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Kansas job growth this year projected at 0.7%

Job growth in Kansas is expected to reach 0.7 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Kansas lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Kansas would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Adrienne Foster Pledges to Support Term Limits on Congress

U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the non-partisan national movement to limit terms for elected officials, praises 2020 U.S. house candidate for Kansas, Adrienne Foster (district 3) , for signing the pledge for an amendment to term limit Congress.

Kansas ranks 34th in annual tax climate ranking

Kansas finished 34th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

College basketball coach is highest-paid public employee in Kansas

Bill Self, head basketball coach at the University of Kansas, earned $4.1 million in 2018, making Self the highest-paid public employee in Kansas last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Kansas to reach $500,000 in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Kansas arts agencies are projected to reach $500,000 for fiscal year 2020, which equates to 17 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Kansas levies a total tax on lodging of 6.5%

Hotel room bills in Kansas tack on a total state lodging tax of 6.5 percent, the 22nd highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

105 counties in Kansas are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

More than 100 counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

1,478 borrowers in Kansas filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Kansas who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 1,478, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

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