Center on Budget & Policy Priorities - Kansas’ Gross Domestic Product will grow at half the rate of national GDP in 2015, according to new projections from the state’s nonpartisan Legislative Research Department, marking another year of sluggish growth since Kansas enacted massive tax cuts meant to spur its economy.
Kansas’ huge tax cuts took effect at the start of 2013. That year, Kansas’ economy actually
shrank, even as the national economy grew. Then, in 2014, Kansas’
economy managed some growth, but still lagged national growth.
To be sure, Kansas’ growth also lagged U.S. growth in 2012, the year
before the tax cuts took effect. But in five of the previous six years —
going back to 2006 — Kansas grew faster than the country as a whole.