To help Kansans understand how legislators vote, Kansas Policy Institute has produced the Kansas Freedom Index for 2013.
Citizens must be persistent and vocal in reminding elected officials of the former or we shall continue to suffer the loss of liberty, writes Dave Trabert of Kansas Policy Institute.
The goal of tax reform is to reduce the overall tax burden, not shift it, writes Dave Trabert of Kansas Policy Institute.
New research from Kansas Policy Institute reinforces what some have known but many have discounted: The Kansas Public Employee Retirement System is in poor financial shape, and it’s going to cost Kansans a lot to fix it.
Who is defending the interests of Kansas schoolchildren? Those who participate in the decline of Kansas school standards, thereby contributing to a false assessment of Kansas schools?
We live in the biggest city in the state which brings with it many challenges; solutions to those challenges come in many forms, giving rise to the vast diversity of opinion borne out in the survey. That diversity may be trying but we should not allow the aspiration for political unity to squelch debate. Ultimately it is our ability to engage and debate these issues that unites us as a community.
Borrowing money to shore up the Kansas state employee pension plan is about the worst idea that could come out of Topeka. Legislatures across the country, and counties and cities of all sizes, have shown that government is fundamentally unable to manage the responsibilities of a defined benefit pension plan.