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Gov't can provide quality service while saving taxpayers money.


A plan for balancing the Kansas state budget

Kansas Policy Institute President Dave Trabert presents KPI's plan to balance the state's budget without service reductions or tax increases. Trabert spoke a...
Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:34:52 +0000
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Another reason to watch Seinfeld reruns. Economics lessons taken directly from the "show about nothing." http://yadayadayadaecon.com/clip/67/


The Soup Nazi (The Economics of Seinfeld)
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The Soup Nazi makes delicious soup—so good there's always a line outside his shop. He refuses service to Elaine, and by a stroke of luck she comes across his stash of soup recipes. She visits his shop and informs him that his soup monopoly is broken, while waving his recipes in his face. Also in thi…
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 16:15:10 +0000
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Happy Thanksgiving and a hearty huzzah for property rights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66QdQErc8JQ


The Pilgrims and Property Rights: How our ancestors got fat & happy

The Pilgrims founded their colony at Plymouth Plantation in December 1620 and promptly started dying off in droves. As the colony's early governor, William B...
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KPI response to KC Star - budget plan for K-12.pdf
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Misleading Claim #2: KPI's budget plan cuts funding to education.
KPI response to KC Star- K-12 spending.pdf
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Misleading claim #1: Funding in Kansas has been cut.
USD 265 Goddard FTE.pdf
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Employment and enrollment changes comparing 2005 to 2014
USD 265 Goddard.pdf
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Total spending dollars per-pupil for school years 2005, 2009 and 2015.
FY 2015 Aid est without KPERS (2).pdf
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Even without KPERS, Per-Pupil Aid to Public Schools Far Exceeds Inflation
KSDE estimate of 2015 funding.pdf
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State - Federal - Local - Total Expenditures
Unencumbered by District 2005-2013.pdf
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Carryover cash balances by district, comparing 2005 and 2013 balances.
Unencumbered for Local Effort 2006-2013.pdf
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Unencumbered carryover cash balances for Kansas school districts.
Unencumbered for Local Effort 2005-2013.pdf
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Unencumbered carryover cash reserves for Kansas school districts.
2014 K-12 Fact Book.pdf
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This pocket-sized reference guide is loaded with facts on spending, aid, carryover cash, enrollment, employment and student achievement, at both the state and district level. All of it comes from official government sources.
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