(December 21, 2014) MICHAEL A. SMITH With the election over, this month’s hot topic in Kansas politics returns to the budget. Are we in a huge budget hole, created by the tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback? Or, will economic growth save the day?
(December 21, 2014) MICHAEL A. SMITH With the election over, this month's hot topic in Kansas politics returns to the budget. Are we in a huge budget hole, created by the tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback? Or, will economic growth save the day?
(December 20, 2014) JONATHAN SHORMAN Mark Desetti thinks someone got to them. The legislative and political advocacy director for the Kansas National Education Association left Monday’s meeting of the K-12 Student Performance and Efficiency Commission appearing frustrated.
(December 20, 2014) JASON TAYLOR Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging legislators to study major changes in the state’s employee pension system, notably converting it from a public to a private program.
A recent column by Emporia State professor Michael Smith claimed that the Kansas Policy Institute budget plan for the state of Kansas used dynamic scoring to “…forecast revenues nearly $400 million higher in FY 2016 than do the state’s economists.” That is an absolute fairy tale.
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