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Kansas offers 26 incentives for energy efficiencies, renewables

Policies and incentives promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency in Kansas number 26, the second lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed in a federally funded database.

Kansas schools get 26.6% of their funds from local taxes, NEA reports

Nearly 27 percent of Kansas public education funding comes from local tax revenues, the seventh lowest level among the 50 states, according to data from the National Education Association.

2nd-quarter state tax collections in Kansas reach $3.3 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Kansas amount to $3.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019, the 29th highest tally among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

2017-18 teacher pay in Kansas averaged $49,754

Teachers’ salaries in Kansas averaged $49,754 for the 2017-2018 school year, the 11th lowest rank among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to data analyzed by the National Education Association (NEA).

1st-quarter state tax collections in Kansas reach $2.4 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Kansas amount to $2.4 billion in the first quarter of 2019, the 30th highest tally among the 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Kansas’s public pensions are 68.1 percent government funded

Add Teaser hereTaxpayer contributions to Kansas’s public pension funds in 2018 amounted to 68.1 percent of the total, the 26th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Total state tax collections in Kansas reach $8.2 billion, Census Bureau reports

State tax revenues in Kansas amount to $8.2 billion, the 33rd highest tally among the 50 states, according to newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Wichita’s concentrated poverty rate is the highest in Kansas

The Wichita metro area’s share of extreme poverty – neighborhoods where at least 40 percent of residents live below the poverty level – is the highest in Kansas, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Kansas earns grade of B+ for manufacturing health

Kansas received a grade of B+ on a scorecard developed by Ball State University to gauge the health of each state’s manufacturing sector.

Riley County’s $3,316-per-month cost of living is the highest in Kansas

Residents of Riley County need to make $3,316 every month to maintain a modest standard of living, making it the most expensive place to live in Kansas.

Kansas’s public pensions are 73.8% government funded

Taxpayer contributions to Kansas’s public pension funds in 2017 amounted to 73.8 percent of the total, the 20th highest ratio among the 50 states, according to newly released data by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Kansas disabled veterans still awaiting action on home loan fee refunds

Despite facing a July 31 target deadline, the Veterans Benefits Administration has yet to provide refunds to tens of thousands of disabled veterans who were erroneously charged home loan funding fees.

Average student loan debt for graduates in Kansas is $27,604, study finds

College graduates in Kansas have an average debt burden of $27,604, according to a study by the website 24/7 Wall St. examining average student loan debt in the 50 states.

Income taxes make up 17.1% of total state, local levies in Kansas, study finds

State income tax revenues in Kansas represent 17.1 percent of its total state and local levies, according to a new study by the Tax Foundation.

Kansas scores 68.8 out of 100 in litigation climate survey

Kansas earned a score of 68.8 out of 100 in a new ranking of state litigation climates released Wednesday by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.

Kansas ranks 32nd lowest in state, local government GDP, study finds

Kansas finished 32nd lowest in the size of its state and local government operations, based on their share of the state’s gross domestic product, according to a 24/7 Wall St. analysis.

Kansas pension plans are 67% funded, study finds

The funded ratio of the Kansas public pension plans stands at 67%, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on fiscal-year 2017 data.

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