"One final thought: the measure of the success or failure of these tax cuts shouldn’t just be the effect they have on the bottom line of the Kansas state budget. The measure should be the effect they have on the budgets of the individuals, families, and businesses that are residents of Kansas. In the end it’s money that belongs to them."

Are Tax Cuts Working in Kansas?
Don't believe the hype you read in The New York Times.
Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:41:13 +0000
An event to define the scope and possible solutions to Wichita's long-term water challenges.

Examining Wichita's Water Future
An event to define the scope and possible solutions to Wichita's long-term water challenges.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:07:44 +0000
“'We’re just trying to get all of these different perspectives in the same room and not in a debate format. We want to talk about if there is a problem, what is the scope of the problem and what are some possible solutions,'” said James Franko, vice president and policy director for KPI."


Community forum planned on future of Wichita’s water | Wichita Eagle
The Kansas Policy Institute, a conservative Wichita nonprofit organization, is hosting a community forum about Wichita’s water future from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday at the Wichita State Metropolitan Complex, Room 132, according to a news release.
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Unencumbered by District 2005-2013.pdf
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Carryover cash balances by district, comparing 2005 and 2013 balances.
Unencumbered for Local Effort 2006-2013.pdf
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Unencumbered carryover cash balances for Kansas school districts.
Unencumbered for Local Effort 2005-2013.pdf
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Unencumbered carryover cash reserves for Kansas school districts.
2014 K-12 Fact Book.pdf
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This pocket-sized reference guide is loaded with facts on spending, aid, carryover cash, enrollment, employment and student achievement, at both the state and district level. All of it comes from official government sources.
Testimony SB 452 School Funding 4 1 14.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the Senate Ways & Means Committee regarding school funding.
Testimony HB 2774 Balloon 4 1 14 docx.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the House Committee on Appropriations regarding HB 2774 and Balloon Amendment on School Finance and Policy Reforms.
2013 Spending above Median (3).pdf
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Table reflects potential cost savings if districts currently spending over the median spent at median level.
2013 Spending per-pupil Stratified (3).pdf
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Current operating spending per pupil: low, median and high.
At Risk 2013 K-12 by Object.pdf
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Background information provided for KPI Testimony on Education Funding and Performance - delivered 6 March 2014.
State Provision and At Risk 3 6 14 Full Page slides.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees regarding the overall use of funding and performance, with particular emphasis on how the funding impacts at-risk students.
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