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…

https://soundcloud.com/user-957295963/responding-to-the-supreme-courts-school-funding-demands-episode-12 The Kansas legislature is debating how to respond to a Supreme Court ruling on school funding once again. The legislature has attempted to appease the court several times by increasing funding. In fact, calculations from the Department of Education put the total increase at over $1 billion over just a few years.Join…
What do Kansas voters think about Governor Kelly’s budget? – Episode 11

What’s really going on with the state budget? How do voters want the Legislature to deal with some of the big challenges they face?

Looking outside Kansas: Examples in efficiency – Episode 10

How government spends your money has an enormous impact on economic freedom. Join us as we take a look at spending patterns of all fifty states and discuss some amazing statistics. Every state provides the same basic basket of services – education, social services, highways – but in recent years the states with…

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