• Politicians are ignoring a $3.7 billion revenue shortfall

    Politicians are ignoring a $3.7 billion revenue shortfall0

    “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”  —  Thomas Sowell Media and politicians were notified more than a month ago that the massive school funding increase has created a $3.7

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  • $3.7 billion tax increase set up by courts and schools

    $3.7 billion tax increase set up by courts and schools0

    Remember this fairy tale about Obamacare? “If you like your health care plan, you can keep it.”  The Kansas version of that hollow promise is ‘we can massively increase school funding without a tax increase.’ The harsh reality is that Kansas taxpayers are being set up for a $3.7 billion tax increase over the next

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  • Lifetime Freedom Index scores set new lows

    Lifetime Freedom Index scores set new lows0

    The eighteen legislators who set new low scores on the Lifetime Kansas Freedom Index have one thing in common, and it’s not party affiliation.  The six senators and twelve representatives were all elected in 2016. Lifetime Freedom Index scores are reported as percentages, reflecting legislators’ propensity to vote for on legislative actions that positively affect

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  • Water is wet and party registration tells little about support of liberty

    Water is wet and party registration tells little about support of liberty0

    Representatives and Senators clearly have a voting record that demonstrates their personal support for freedom but that, apparently, has very little to do with their party registration. Republicans and Democrats are all over the map on whether they do, or do not, support educational and economic freedom. In other news, water is wet. The 2018

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  • Kansas Supreme Court teetering on tyranny

    Kansas Supreme Court teetering on tyranny0

    If the Kansas Supreme Court rejects the Legislature’s latest attempt to mollify on school funding as predicted, Governor Colyer and the Legislature will soon face another monumental decision.  Individually and collectively, they must decide whether (finally) to defend the constitution and reject the court’s attempt to establish a judicial oligarchy or (again) make an even

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  • KPERS pension distribution creates 327 new ‘millionaires’

    KPERS pension distribution creates 327 new ‘millionaires’0

    An Open Records request fulfilled by the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) shows record-setting payouts in 2017 of $1.64 billion.   The number of KPERS ‘millionaires’ also set a new record, with 2,334 government retirees expected to receive more than $1 million in pension benefits over the first 20 years of retirement; that’s 327 more

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