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"One final thought: the measure of the success or failure of these tax cuts shouldn’t just be the effect they have on the bottom line of the Kansas state budget. The measure should be the effect they have on the budgets of the individuals, families, and businesses that are residents of Kansas. In the end it’s money that belongs to them."

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Are Tax Cuts Working in Kansas?
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K-12 Spending Estimate to Break 2012 Record
Posted by Todd Davidson on Friday, September 07, 2012
A report recently released by the Kansas Legislative Research Department (KLRD) estimates total tax payer support of public schools will reach $5.757 Billion in 2013, topping 2012s record setting $5.672 Billion.  The new numbers show total funding has likely increased $2.17 Billion or 61% since 2001; inflation was up 26% over the same period.

KLRD’s data estimates per-pupil funding will be $12,628 just $32 shy of the record set in 2009. K-12 Per-pupil funding is up $4,604 or 57% since 2001. 

K-12 spending data from 1994 through 2013 is available here.

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