by Jeff Spross Posted on December 5, 2014 Updated: December 8, 2014
The state gets most of its revenue from taxes on the oil industry, which it cut in 2013 to spur economic activity. But the boom in production hasn't materialized, and now dropping oil prices have left the state with a massive budget hole.
by Alan Pyke Posted on November 3, 2014
The latest revenue numbers out of Kansas suggest that Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) massive tax cuts will continue to undermine the state's public services and economy for years.
by Bryce Covert Posted on October 21, 2014 Updated: October 22, 2014
A 90 percent tax rate on the richest Americans would reduce inequality, raise revenues, and improve everyone's welfare.
by Alan Pyke Posted on September 25, 2014 Updated: September 26, 2014
Kansas officials seized thousands of adult novelty items in July and are forcing the owner to auction them off to pay the cash-strapped state what he owes.
by Travis Waldron Posted on July 11, 2014
Because tax rates really don't have much effect on where people live and work where they do.
by Katie Valentine Posted on July 1, 2014
"This would absolutely be the end for solar in Arizona."
by Alan Pyke Posted on June 5, 2014
The combination of corporate greed, broken CEO pay practices, and flawed tax rules around executive compensation has let Walmart fleece taxpayers.
by Alan Pyke Posted on May 16, 2014 Updated: May 16, 2014
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) said that $1.1 billion in tax cuts primarily aimed at the rich would kickstart the state's economy. The data disagree.
by Aviva Shen Posted on May 14, 2014
"I was never able to turn around a company just by cutting spending," he said.
by Bryce Covert Posted on May 6, 2014
The wealthy are concerned about income inequality and actually back policies that would reduce it.