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The Kansas Chamber of Commerce continues to move Kansas towards becoming the best state in America to do business. The member-driven Chamber’s strength comes from its base of Kansas employers from the entire state. These include small, medium and large businesses ranging from one-person firms to large companies with thousands of employees.
Employers all across Kansas are fighting higher costs of doing business, including out of control health care costs. The Chamber listens to these Kansas employers and takes their concerns directly to the government decision-makers at the Statehouse in Topeka.
The Chamber works hard to reduce taxes on business, halt lawsuit abuse, lower unemployment insurance expenses, reduce workers compensation costs, and manage health care costs.
The Kansas Chamber is growing the ranks of Pro-Jobs Legislators – a group of pro-business legislators in the Capitol. With growing support in both the House and the Senate, Pro-Jobs Legislators work hard to put Kansas on fast forward in a number of major issue areas:
- Taxes on business are too high in Kansas. The Kansas Chamber, listening to its members, is working to eliminate income taxes so that Kansas businesses have more to invest and grow.
- Escalating frivolous lawsuits are taking their toll on Kansas employers and having a chilling effect on economic growth. National studies show the staggering price tag of tort liability costs and the disproportionate effect they have on small business. Lawsuits are a major contributor to rising health care costs.
- Unemployment Insurance cost reductions are in The Kansas Chamber's crosshairs. The Chamber has lobbied hard to dramatically reduce unemployment insurance costs for more than 50,000 Kansas employers, which have seen their costs increase in the past few years.
- Workers Compensation costs are increasing due to growing personal injury attorney involvement. Nationally, Kansas has among the highest rate of personal injury attorney involvement and among the most generous contingency fee rate structures. This drives up costs to business, reduces the amount of money that goes to the injured worker and has an impact on job creation.
- Health care costs are a top concern to business owners in Kansas. The Kansas Chamber and its members propose market-based solutions that-will put more tools in the hands of employers to help manage the fastest rising cost of doing business in Kansas.
We’re working on all of these issues and more. With the support and backing of Kansas employers, the Kansas Chamber listens to business and then takes the business message directly to everyone who needs to hear it at the Capitol in Topeka.
Contact the Kansas Chamber at (785) 357-6321 or www.kansaschamber.org for information on how you can join with other employers to lower the costs of doing business in Kansas.