Last week, the Kansas Department of Labor and the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released October 2014 jobs and earnings reports that are sure to galvanize the nationwide push for sensible state tax policy.
In the two years since Kansas’ tax-reform measures went into effect, the promises of Governor Sam Brownback’s administration are becoming a reality. I challenge tax-and-spend naysayers to dispute the following facts:
- 8,400 seasonally adjusted non-farm jobs have been added since September;
- Workers saw their earnings grow by 3.3 percent in a year; and
- The Sunflower State’s unemployment rate is now 4.4 percent, down from 5.2 percent a year ago.