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Medicaid expansion discussion should be based on reality not promises of "free money" from Washington.


Patrick Parks talks about Medicaid expansion and Obamacare in Kansas
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Kansas residents who are already paying more for health insurance will also pay much more to fund an expansion of Medicaid. Patrick Parks, a fiscal policy analyst at the Kansas Policy Institute, talks about research KPI and other organizations have done in...
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Kansas' school finance system does little to serve our children. Instead it focuses on institutions. We need a student-focused, transparent formula that requires the efficient use of taxpayer money.


Legislature Considers Changes to School Funding Formula
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Dave Trabert, president of Kansas Policy Institute, talks about the state's K-12 school funding formula. The Kansas Legislature is considering block-grant funding schools for the next two years while they take a deliberative look at rewriting the formula....
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Kansas schools on track to receive $6 billion this year, setting a new funding record for the 4th consecutive year.

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Commentary
We Can Have Low Taxes and Good Services
By:  George Pearson
February 4, 2012
Word Count:  250

A letter claiming that the Kansas Policy Institute is about “making the rich richer” could not have been further from the truth (“Others’ money,” Feb. 1 Letters to the Editor).

Government often presents taxpayers with either/or ultimatums: Either pay higher taxes or surrender an important service. The essence of our work at KPI is to help citizens understand that it’s not an either/or situation. We can have lower taxes and good services – and that’s the only way Kansans can have job growth and economic prosperity.

KPI is opposed to all forms of corporate welfare. We’re on record in Topeka opposing the portion of Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax plan that would increase the tax liability on those earning less than $25,000. We opposed the statewide sales-tax increase because it’s regressive and it cost jobs.

We’re also working hard to close student achievement gaps with low-income kids and students of color. Tax-credit scholarships for low-income families, scholarship programs for special-needs students and public charter schools have proved to close achievement gaps in other states. Why not Kansas?

KPI is about putting taxpayer interests ahead of government interests and giving everyone the freedom to pursue the American dream.

View the full article in the Wichita Eagle by clicking here.