Sunday, July 5, 2020
Kansas Justice Institute

KJI to Assist Citizens in School Funding, Other Liberty Issues

The Kansas Justice Institute, or KJI, will assist citizens in litigating property tax issues, private property issues and civil asset forfeiture, but organization officials said its first foray in Kansas may be representing students who aren’t...
Garden City

Garden City Schools Reject Efficiency Recommendations

The Garden City School District could save between $1.1 million and $1.5 million annually with limited impact to students, a legislative post audit found. By implementing recommendations of the audit, USD 457 could save another half...

Statistical Noise Crowds Kansas Tax Reform Study Findings

It’s almost a year old, but researchers posted to the Internet a study reviewing the impact of Kansas’s 2012 tax reforms on April 26. The 2012 tax reforms created a tax-exemption on LLCs, or...

The Group That Calls Itself ‘Citizens For Responsible Government’ Challenges Downtown Hotel

On Friday, the Sentinel exposed how the Kansas City Star prefaces all articles about the watchdog group, Citizens for Responsible Government (CFRG), with the diminutive, "the group calling itself Citizens for Responsible Government." The group calling itself...
freedom index

KPI Freedom Index Shows the Most Pro-Government Legislators to Be Republicans

Republicans hold the top and bottom slots in Kansas Policy Institute's Freedom Index. Each year since 2012, KPI has rated legislators based on their commitment to economic freedom and constitutional principles. The higher a...
raising taxes

Raising Taxes in Topeka the Easiest Vote

Rep. Chuck Weber is firing back at calls to increase taxes on Kansas families. "Raising taxes like so many are proposing is the easiest vote anyone here at the Capitol can make," Weber says in a lengthy...
Medicaid

Medicaid Funds Nearly 50 Percent of All Births

Nearly half of all births in the United States are financed by Medicaid, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation Medicaid Budget Survey. State governments pay for approximately 48 percent of all births nationwide. Pregnant women who aren't...
school funding formula

School Funding Formula May Fund All-Day Kindergarten

A Kansas House committee spent hours crafting legislation that adds $750 million in new funding for schools over the next five years. Members of the House K-12 Budget committee members have not forwarded that...

Unemployment at Near Record Lows in Kansas

Kansas' unemployment rate continues to drop. Last week, the Kansas Department of Labor announced the latest numbers revealing the state's unemployment rate now sits at 3.8 percent. “This month's labor report shows good news for...

LLCs, Pass-Throughs Account for Most Kansas Job Growth

Between 2012 and 2015, the majority of new jobs in Kansas were LLCs, sole proprietorships, and Sub S-Corps. Specifically, most of Kansas' job growth came in the form of businesses that currently receive an LLC-tax incentive. Tax-incentivized...