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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.

$225 million in federal research dollars flowed to Kansas in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Kansas totaled $225 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Kansas received $3.3 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $3,286,297 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Kansas, the 32nd highest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Kansas 2-year college students pay $3,130 in tuition and fees

Kansas two-year colleges charged students $3,130 in tuition and fees during the 2018-19 academic year, the sixth lowest cost among 49 states examined, the College Board said in a new report.

4 U.S. House members from Kansas make $174,000 annually

Each of the four U.S. House of Representatives members representing Kansas draws an annual salary of $174,000, according to the Congressional Research Service.

Kansas 4-year university tuitions jumped 60% over 15 years

Kansas four-year public university tuition and fees went from $5,746 in 2004-05 to $9,196 in 2019-20, the 21st largest increase among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, the College Board said in a new report.

Kansas legislators make base salary of $88.66 per day

State lawmakers in Kansas now draw a base salary of $88.66 per day, in addition to travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Kansas community college tuitions jumped 33.4% over 15 years

Kansas two-year college tuition and fees at public institutions went from $2,394 in 2004-05 to $3,194 in 2019-20, the 35th largest increase among 49 states studied, the College Board said in a new report.

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