Candidate Policy Briefings

  • July 10 - Candidate Policy Briefing - Wichita, KS

    We will offer a unique policy discussion, critical for candidates running for political office. Open also to the general public.

    About this event:

    We will have the opportunity for questions and answers. The rundown of the topics and presenters are as follows:

    * Next Steps in Kansas Education: Achievement and Finance post-Gannon and COVID

    Dave Trabert, CEO of Kansas Policy Institute

    * Relief for Kansas Property Owners: Tax Transparency After Veto

    Michael Austin, Director of Center for Entrepreneurial Government at KPI

    * Creating Economic Opportunity: Licensure and Regulatory Reform Ideas

    Elizabeth Patton, State Director of Americans for Prosperity – Kansas

    * Small Business Perspectives on Kickstarting the post-COVID Economy

    Russ McCullough, Ph.D. of Ottawa University (Kansas)

    We’ll be following health guidelines and engaging in a lively discussion about some of the biggest policy questions facing our state. These events are intended to provide educational information to the public about broad economic and education issues that are important to the citizens of our state. They are the product of nonpartisan analysis, study, and research and are not intended to directly or indirectly endorse or oppose any candidate for public office.

  • July 9 - Candidate Policy Briefing - Overland Park, KS

    We will offer a unique policy discussion, critical for candidates running for political office. Open also to the general public.

    About this Event

    We will have the opportunity for questions and answers. The rundown of the topics and presenters are as follows:

    * Next Steps in Kansas Education: Achievement and Finance post-Gannon and COVID

    Dave Trabert, CEO of Kansas Policy Institute

    * Relief for Kansas Property Owners: Tax Transparency After Veto

    Michael Austin, Director of Center for Entrepreneurial Government at KPI

    * Creating Economic Opportunity: Licensure and Regulatory Reform Ideas

    Elizabeth Patton, State Director of Americans for Prosperity – Kansas

    * Small Business Perspectives on Kickstarting the post-COVID Economy

    Russ McCullough, Ph.D. of Ottawa University (Kansas)

    We’ll be following health guidelines and engaging in a lively discussion about some of the biggest policy questions facing our state. These events are intended to provide educational information to the public about broad economic and education issues that are important to the citizens of our state. They are the product of nonpartisan analysis, study, and research and are not intended to directly or indirectly endorse or oppose any candidate for public office.

     

Giving Kids A Fighting Chance Screening

  • November 12: Giving Kids a Fighting Chance Screening - Overland Park, KS

    Join us for a special viewing of Giving Kids a Fighting Chance on the big screen. 

    Twenty years ago, Florida implemented a wide-ranging public education reform that improved student achievement from being one of the worst-performing states to one of the best.  During the same time, Kansas dramatically increased education spending with virtually no increase in student achievement. This short documentary tells some of the stories of Florida’s efforts through student-focused education reforms and the untapped opportunities for Kansas’ children.

    Subjects in the documentary include Former FL. Gov. Jeb Bush, Kansas state legislators, parents, teachers, and students.

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    KU Edwards Campus – Regnier Hall Auditorium 

    6:00 pm

    12610 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS 66213

    The parking lot is off of 127th Street – follow blue signs to Regnier Hall

Giving Kids A Fighting Chance Screening

  • November 13: Giving Kids a Fighting Chance Screening - Wichita, KS

    Join us for a special viewing of Giving Kids a Fighting Chance on the big screen. 

    Twenty years ago, Florida implemented a wide-ranging public education reform that improved student achievement from being one of the worst-performing states to one of the best.  During the same time, Kansas dramatically increased education spending with virtually no increase in student achievement. This short documentary tells some of the stories of Florida’s efforts through student-focused education reforms and the untapped opportunities for Kansas’ children.

    Subjects in the documentary include Former FL. Gov. Jeb Bush, Kansas state legislators, parents, teachers, and students.

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019
    Exploration Place – Kemper Theater

    6:00 pm

    300 N. McLean Blvd. Wichita, KS 67203




Kansas Policy Institute is able to provide services to allow persons with disabilities to participate in our public events. Please contact our Wichita Office at 316-634-0218 to request an accomodation for an event.