• New School Funding Formula is an Opportunity for Improvement

    New School Funding Formula is an Opportunity for Improvement0

    Dave Trabert, president of KPI, talks about school funding as the Kansas Legislature kicks off its 2016 session. The 2015 Legislature gave themselves a 2017 deadline to replace the old school funding formula.  

  • Debunking the “Great Kansas Teacher Exodus” Myth

    Debunking the “Great Kansas Teacher Exodus” Myth0

    David Dorsey, a senior education policy fellow with the Kansas Policy Institute, talks about an article he wrote exploding the myth – perpetuated by a Washington Post story – that the number of Kansas teachers leaving the profession is up dramatically and that it’s the fault of the Kanas legislature.

  • Government Transparency Round Table Discussion

    Government Transparency Round Table Discussion0

    Kansas Policy Institute Vice President James Franko discusses government transparency with Seth Etter and Bob Weeks. Etter is the organizer of Open Wichita, an initiative to bring the benefits of open data and civic hacking to Wichita. Weeks blogs at Voice for Liberty in Wichita where he advocates for government transparency and accountability and uses

  • 2015 Legislative Wrap-up

    2015 Legislative Wrap-up0

    Kansas Policy Institute President Dave Trabert summarizes the major accomplishments of the 2015 Kansas Legislature including changes to: K-12 school funding, renewable energy mandates, tax credit scholarships, property tax reform and avoidance of Medicaid expansion.

  • 2015 Kansas Budget Wrap-up

    2015 Kansas Budget Wrap-up0

    Kansas Policy Institute President Dave Trabert wraps up what the 2015 Kansas Legislature did to produce the Constitutionally-required balanced budget.

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    Patrick Parkes talks about KansasOpenGov.org, an online government data and spending transparency initiative operated by the Kansas Policy Institute. The site allows anyone to see and compare data on state and local government in Kansas. Parkes is a fiscal policy analyst with KPI