• Extravagant clothes and furniture are cheap. An education? Not so much.

    Extravagant clothes and furniture are cheap. An education? Not so much.0

    As the incomes grow, so do the prices of goods and services. The latest statistics on consumer prices showed inflation growing by 1.9 percent. Though growth in wages help Kansans’ purchasing power remain on top of the growth in prices, it won’t last forever. This begs the question, what is driving inflation, and can it

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  • Reverse long-term economic stagnation

    Reverse long-term economic stagnation0

    The next legislature and governor must resolve a $3.7 billion budget shortfall over the next four years and it must be done without making long-term economic stagnation even worse.  And that’s just one of several major challenges facing whoever is elected in November. Kansas Policy Institute does not support or oppose candidates for public office,

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  • 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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  • KPI publishes 2018 Voter Issue Guide

    KPI publishes 2018 Voter Issue Guide0

    Whoever is elected governor and to the Kansas House of Representatives this fall will face some very serious issues come January. Kansas Policy Institute does not support or oppose candidates for public office, but we do provide educational information to the public about key economic and education issues facing Kansans.  Our 2018 Voter Issue Guide

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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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