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Medicaid expansion discussion should be based on reality not promises of "free money" from Washington.


Patrick Parks talks about Medicaid expansion and Obamacare in Kansas
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Kansas residents who are already paying more for health insurance will also pay much more to fund an expansion of Medicaid. Patrick Parks, a fiscal policy analyst at the Kansas Policy Institute, talks about research KPI and other organizations have done in...
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Kansas' school finance system does little to serve our children. Instead it focuses on institutions. We need a student-focused, transparent formula that requires the efficient use of taxpayer money.


Legislature Considers Changes to School Funding Formula
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Dave Trabert, president of Kansas Policy Institute, talks about the state's K-12 school funding formula. The Kansas Legislature is considering block-grant funding schools for the next two years while they take a deliberative look at rewriting the formula....
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 15:10:07 +0000
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Kansas schools on track to receive $6 billion this year, setting a new funding record for the 4th consecutive year.

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History & Mission

Kansas Policy Institute began its evolution in 1996, when a small group of Kansans, and supporters of the CATO Institute, founded the state's first free market think tank.  KPI was formed to produce sound policy research on Kansas issues and advance free-market principles and limit the growth of state government, mirroring the work CATO had accomplished on the national level.

An early focus on education and tax policy lead to numerous studies produced by expert academics.  Building on this initial success, KPI has expanded to include a full complement of policy scholars and fellows, fulltime staff, and a board of directors that includes members from across Kansas. Currently, education, health care, and fiscal policy represent the bulk of KPI’s work in advocating for liberty and personal freedom.  By publishing studies, hosting events around the state, educating policy makers and community leaders, and engaging with traditional and new media, KPI is an active participant in the policy debate in the county and state arenas.

Beginning as Kansas Public Policy Institute and following an early transition to the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, Kansas Policy Institute has changed its name and approach to fit the needs of the day.  However, the commitment to our mission remains unchanged - advocating for free market solutions to public policy issues and the protection of personal freedom for all Kansans.