• Kelly’s K-12 budget plan favors government over taxpayers

    Kelly’s K-12 budget plan favors government over taxpayers0

    When Governor Kelly signed the school funding bill in 2019, she knew it would create large budget deficits within two years.  One highly placed source asked her what she would do if the state ran short of money, and she replied, “Well if we can’t afford it, I’ll just tell the court we can’t afford

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  • School budgets: savings opportunities abound

    School budgets: savings opportunities abound0

    Last week we explained why we believe education budgets shouldn’t be exempt from COVID budget cuts.  In short, there can be no ‘sacred cows’ when the state is facing upwards of a $1 billion budget deficit next year and K-12 consumes about half of General Fund spending. Today we’ll explore some of the many school

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  • It’s time to reopen Kansas and let everyone go back to work

    It’s time to reopen Kansas and let everyone go back to work0

    As Governor Kelly and local officials prepare to ease their COVID-19 shutdown orders, we call on them to reopen Kansas now. No more essential versus non-essential.  If a business meets reasonable safety guidelines, they should be allowed to open and serve their customers without arbitrary limits.  That’s not to say that efforts taken to date

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