Kansas state government collects more tax revenue than most surrounding states. Additionally, severance taxes are a minor contribution to collections, even in Texas.
Posts tagged as “Visualizations”
Following are visualizations of data. Many are interactive and created using Tableau Public. In some cases I’ve recorded myself using the visualization to tell a story, and all you have to do is watch.
The performance of Kansas in entrepreneurial activity is not high, compared to other states.
Despite its problematic nature, per capita income in Wichita is used as a benchmark for the economy. It's not moving in the right direction. As Wichita plans its future, leaders need to recognize and understand its recent history.
Compared to peer cities, Wichita performs well in growth of local government jobs, but poorly in creating private sector jobs.
Critics of tax reform in Kansas point to recent substandard performance of the state's economy. The recent trend, however, is much the same as the past.
A Kansas public policy advocacy group makes an emotional pitch to petition signers, but signers should first be aware of actual facts.
Selected statistics about state finances from the United States Census Bureau are presented in an interactive visualization.
The states vary widely in levels of state government and local government employees, calculated on a per-person basis.
There's been dueling claims and controversy over employment figures in Kansas and our state's performance relative to others. I present the actual data in interactive visualizations that you can use to make up your own mind.
When two liberal newspapers in Kansas notice and report the lies told by a Democratic candidate for governor, we know there's a problem.
Primary U.S. energy production by fuel source, an interactive visualization.
The oil and gas boom in America boosts our competitiveness in the world economy while at the same time reducing carbon emissions, says economist Stephen Moore.
Claims made about Kansas schools don't match the state's statistics
When comparing Kansas school test scores to those of other states, it's important to consider disaggregated data. Otherwise, we may form an inaccurate and unfounded impression of Kansas schools.
To understand Kansas school test scores, look at subgroups.
Kansas is right about in the middle of the states for growth in gross domestic product.
Compared to peer areas, Wichita's record of growth in gross domestic product is similar to that of job creation: Wichita performs poorly.
Another newspaper editorialist ignores the facts about Kansas schools. This is starting to be routine.
Compared to a broad group of peer metropolitan areas, Wichita performs very poorly. As Wichita embarks upon a new era of economic development, we need to ask who to trust with this important task.
Critics of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback may not know that Kansas has produced substandard performance in job growth for a long time.