TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – The Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 Legislative and Coverage Agenda outlines how the governing physique programs to broaden Kansas business by eliminating barriers to career advancement, workforce advancement, and company growth.
The actively strengthen the state’s organization ventures, the chamber will glimpse at various insurance policies and pursue expenditures this sort of as:
Supporting legislation that grants company taxpayers the option amongst the existing three-issue apportionment components and a new, solitary-element sales-based mostly components (Taxation).Supporting the establishment of a new tax credit score for businesses who take part in the Kansas Registered Apprenticeship Application (Training & Workforce Progress).Supporting insurance policies to make childcare additional affordable and obtainable for Kansas employees by soothing extremely restrictive staff members-to-boy or girl ratios and expanding childcare capacity across age groups (Education & Workforce Advancement).Assist legislation that calls for disclosure of third-social gathering financing of litigation (Lawful Reform).Supporting decreasing prejudgment desire rates to carry Kansas in line with other states (Lawful Reform).Supporting legislation prohibiting local governments from banning purchaser products and plastic containers (Regulatory Affairs).Supporting endeavours to obtain regionally-competitive electrical charges and shipping expenses as nicely as ensure uninterruptible service regardless of source (Power & Setting).Supporting additional evaluate of modifications to the composition of the Kansas Company Commission and its appointment method to support the state aim of regionally competitive electrical rates (Vitality & Environment).
Chamber President and CEO Alan Cobb states that he has viewed the type of challenges the point out faces in the enterprise community and believes that population growth proceeds to negatively have an effect on economic prosperity.
“The lack of inhabitants progress carries on to be a barrier for larger economic prosperity,” stated Cobb. “And our lawful local weather has turn out to be favorable to the trial bar.”
“Kansas has seen improvement in some financial metrics. Our regulatory climate has improved, and our employment legislation are between the finest in the nation,” stated Cobb. “Unfortunately, the operate is not performed. Steps taken by other states have designed them additional eye-catching to investments and to workers. We should act to come to be competitive.”
All the measures extra to the agenda were collected from the Chamber member process teams and in-particular person conferences in Kansas, via exploration obtained from its Annual Business Leaders poll, Kansas Tax Modernization report, and the Kansas Competitiveness Examination report.
To watch the 2023 Legislative and Plan Agenda, click on Right here.
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