Kansas Policy Institute releases the 2019 K-12 Fact Book this week. Join host Dave Trabert, president of KPI and KPI Education Fellow, David Dorsey, to discuss trends in Kansas education. How much are we spending and how is it impacting education achievement? Do schools “cook the books” on their national achievement standings? What…

Join host Dave Trabert and special guest, Michael Austin, Director of KPI’s Center for Entrepreneurial Government as they discuss the new release of KPI’s 2019 Green Book which explores the relationship between economic growth and the size of government. Listen in as they break down the new data on what Kansas is spending,…

The Kansas economy depends on the health of its skilled workforce. Are our students effectively prepared to meet the workforce needs in Kansas? Do business and education in Kansas have a relationship that empowers our students to succeed after school? Join James Franko, vice president and policy director of Kansas Policy Insitute and…

Kansas schools continue to sue taxpayers for more money despite recording setting spending levels, stagnant overall student achievement, and incredible gaps between the academic outcomes of low-income students and their peers. Join KPI’s host James Franko and guest Mike O’Neal as they discuss the latest court proceedings on the Gannon lawsuit as well…

Thoughts on the 2019 Legislative Session – Episode 19

Join host James Franko of KPI as he recaps the main events thus far of the legislative session. Where are we headed as we enter into the final stretch? Guest Alan Cobb, president of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, gives us an inside look into the biggest issues that faced legislators in Topeka…

KPI launches Kansas Justice Institute – Episode 18

Join host James Franko, vice president, and policy director of KPI, as he discusses why the launch of the new litigation center, Kansas Justice Institute, is big news for the constitutional rights of ALL Kansans. James interviews Sam MacRoberts, litigation director and general counsel of the Kansas Justice Institute.

Why did tax cuts work for North Carolina and not Kansas?

With Governor Kelly recently vetoing legislation that would have prevented individuals and employers from paying higher state income tax as a result of federal changes, we are left discussing tax cuts – do they work? Those opposed to letting citizens keep more of their hard-earned money have repeatedly pointed to the 2012 Brownback…

A-F Grading for Kansas Schools – Episode 15

KPI releases the new grades for our A-F grading of Kansas public schools. The A-F grading for Kansas schools is for citizens and policy makers to facilitate better understanding of the academic challenges to overcome. It recognizes public schools that show annual academic achievement gains, and hopefully identify ideas from the improving schools…

Kansas is a right-to-work state, which means employees of unionized companies or government entities have the right to choose whether to join the union and pay dues. But at least one Johnson County legislator wants to make union membership mandatory and is proposing a constitutional amendment to repeal Right to Work in Kansas…

The legislature is grappling with a number of choices right now. Some legislators have introduced proposals to protect your freedom, while others want to restrict your freedom and make it easier for government to tell you how to run your life and operate your business. Most of these proposals are never discussed in…

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