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WichitaLiberty.TV: What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan

WichitaLiberty.TV: What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Dave Trabert of Kansas Policy Institute joins Bob and Karl to discuss his new book What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan –- The Undoing of a Good Idea. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 186, broadcast March 3, 2018. Shownotes Kansas tax experiment – not a cautionary tale but lessons to be learned Kansas Policy Institute
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What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan

What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan

From Kansas Policy Institute. What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan New Book Outlines Tax Lessons from Kansas “Experiment” Tax relief opponents have repeatedly pointed to the 2012 Kansas tax plan as their primary example of why tax cuts do not work. But, other states like North Carolina, Indiana, and Tennessee contemporaneously, and successfully, cut taxes. What was different about the Kansas experience? The answer to that question is multi-dimensional according to a new book from Kansas Policy Institute, entitled What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan -- The Undoing of a Good Idea. The book covers the six years…
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WichitaLiberty.TV: Radio Host Andy Hooser

WichitaLiberty.TV: Radio Host Andy Hooser

In this episode of WichitaLiberty.TV: Radio Host Andy Hooser of the Voice of Reason appears with Bob Weeks to discuss issues in state and national political affairs. View below, or click here to view at YouTube. Episode 177, broadcast December 23, 2017. Shownotes The Voice of Reason radio show on Facebook Video: Andy's talk to the Wichita Pachyderm Club Mid America Ag Network
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Voting to raise taxes in Kansas

Voting to raise taxes in Kansas

Printable tables of voting on legislation that raised taxes in Kansas. The legislation that implemented tax increases in Kansas in 2017 is SB 30, titled "Concerning taxation; income tax, determination of Kansas adjusted gross income, modifications, rates, itemized deductions and credits; sales and compensating use tax, collection and distribution thereof, STAR bonds." [1. Kansas Legislature, SB 30. Available at http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/measures/sb30/.] Important action on this bill took place on June 5 and 6. On the first day, each legislative chamber passed a conference committee report. That's a version of the bill that's produced by a committee of three members of each…
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Kansas bills deserve the veto pen

Kansas bills deserve the veto pen

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback may exercise a line item veto over any item in the just-passed budget and school spending bills. Here are a few ideas that deserve the veto. A small matter: In his recommended budget, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recommended moving the Kansas Securities Commissioner to the Insurance Department. That happened. But his recommendation to move the Board of barbering to the Board of Cosmetology was not followed. As a result, $186,384 must be added to spending for FY 2018. This is all funds spending, not general funds. There is a deletion of spending from the Board of…
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