• Kansas Freedom Index provides legislative transparency

    Kansas Freedom Index provides legislative transparency0

    Speaking at a gathering of legislators and policy experts from multiple states recently, I was asked why the Republican-dominated Kansas legislature raised taxes last year instead of making government more efficient.  In response, I asked, “What’s a Republican?” We all had a good chuckle, but the sad truth is that party labels don’t mean much

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2018 Voter Issue Guide

    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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  • Tax Cuts and the Kansas Economy

    Tax Cuts and the Kansas Economy0

    Challenges in the Kansas economy over the last few years have often been blamed on tax cuts, but such simplistic arguments are based on a logical fallacy – ‘A’ happened and ‘B’ happened, so ‘A’ caused ‘B’.  Attempting to ‘connect the dots’ in this manner may seem sensible (or even convenient for those who prefer

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