Tax day discussion of Kansas' tax cuts. Looks like the economic outlook is improving.

Rich States, Poor States: Kansas 15th Best Economic Outlook
The 2014 edition of Rich States, Poor States released today ranks Kansas at #15 for Economic Outlook and #32 for Economic Performance.  Economic Outlook is a forward-looking forecast based on each state’s standing in 15 important state polic
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:50:48 +0000
"a need for charter schools to help them escape that cycle of failure and dropout."

Real Charters Schools Needed in Kansas
A failed charter school and someone looking to start a charter school in Kansas can only look to Kansas City, MO and wonder what impact high-performing publi...
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:55:40 +0000
"An economic system that simply doles out favors to established stakeholders becomes less dynamic and makes job growth less likely."

Want to hear more like this? Click the link in the first comment to hear Jonah Goldberg in person later this month in Overland Park.

Jonah Goldberg - Pro-Business or Pro-Market
The GOP can’t have it both ways anymore.
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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.
Testimony SB 452 School Funding 4 1 14.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the Senate Ways & Means Committee regarding school funding.
Testimony HB 2774 Balloon 4 1 14 docx.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before the House Committee on Appropriations regarding HB 2774 and Balloon Amendment on School Finance and Policy Reforms.
2013 Spending above Median (3).pdf
Size: 144.77 KB
Table reflects potential cost savings if districts currently spending over the median spent at median level.
2013 Spending per-pupil Stratified (3).pdf
Size: 185.16 KB
Current operating spending per pupil: low, median and high.
At Risk 2013 K-12 by Object.pdf
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Background information provided for KPI Testimony on Education Funding and Performance - delivered 6 March 2014.
State Provision and At Risk 3 6 14 Full Page slides.pdf
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Testimony delivered by KPI before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education Committees regarding the overall use of funding and performance, with particular emphasis on how the funding impacts at-risk students.
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