• 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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  • 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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