Scare tactics and false choices: just another Tuesday at KCEG

Dave TrabertTax & Spending

The Kansas Center for Economic Growth (KCEG) put out a February 16 blog post on state revenue that basically yells ‘fire’ in a crowded theater while obfuscating a clear path to an easy exit.  KCEG Executive Director Annie McKay says General Fund revenue cannot reasonably meet expectations for the remainder of the year, so legislators should reinstate income tax on … Read More

Supreme Court ruling on equity creates challenges and opportunity

Dave TrabertEducation

The February 11 Supreme Court decision ruling declaring that two pieces of state aid are not equitably distributed creates some opportunities and challenges for the Legislature. One big opportunity is the development of a new method to equitably distribute capital outlay and supplemental general state aid (Local Option Budget equity) without necessarily spending a lot more money for the current year. The Court … Read More

2015 Kansas Budget Wrap-up

Dave TrabertTax & Spending

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

Kansas Budget Documentary Short on Facts

Dave TrabertUncategorized

Dave Trabert, president of Kansas Policy Institute, discusses Kansas state budget facts that were left out of a “documentary” video on the state budget and education funding. “Where the Buffaloed Roam: An Ode to the Kansas Budget,” the video produced by high school student Carson Tappan, includes a portion of an interview with Trabert.