Tag: Flint Hills Center for Public Policy

  • Kansas Policy Institute site launched

    The Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, a Kansas-based think tank, recently changed its name to the Kansas Policy Institute. Now the organization’s website, formerly at www.flinthills.org, has changed. The new site is Kansas Policy Institute at www.kansaspolicy.org.

  • Kansas Policy Institute releases ‘Kansas Primer on Education Funding’

    Recently the Kansas Policy Institute (formerly known as the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy) released “A Kansas Primer on Education Funding.” This is a four-volume set of research, with volumes one and two available at present.

  • ‘Kansas Reporter’ launched

    This week the Kansas Policy Institute announced the launch of KansasReporter, a new news service covering Kansas government. Combined with some other relatively new sources of news, analysis, and commentary — Kansas Liberty, Kansas Watchdog, State of the State, Kansas and a few older sources like Kansas Meadowlark and Voice For Liberty in Wichita –…

  • Kansas news digest

    News from alternative media around Kansas for October 26, 2009.

  • Pachyderms to host panel on Republican Party’s future

    At this Friday’s meeting of the Wichita Pachyderm Club, the topic is “What does the Republican Party have to look like to be successful in 2010?”

  • Lawrence Journal-World headline doesn’t deliver

    Yesterday’s edition of the Lawrence Journal-World has the headline ‘Buried treasure’ claims debunked. The headline and article refer to a report issued by the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy and covered in my post Kansas funds have large, unneeded balances. The dictionary says that “debunk” means “to expose the sham or falseness of.” The…

  • Clarifications to Kansas unencumbered fund balances report

    Last week the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy released a groundbreaking research report detailing the several billion dollars hidden away in Kansas state government funds. My reporting on this, along with links to the study document, is at Kansas funds have large, unneeded balances. There’s been a bit of pushback. Some officials have said…

  • Kansas funds have large, unneeded balances

    The Flint Hills Center for Public Policy has released research that shows that the state of Kansas has large unencumbered balances, representing excess funds needlessly collected from Kansans in the form of taxes and fees. The numbers are staggering, with over 1,600 state funds holding between $2 billion and $3 billion in excess balances, depending…

  • Public effort should benefit all taxpayers, not a select few

    A recent Wichita Eagle commentary by Doug Stanley, vice chairman of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, made the case for government to invest taxpayer money in developing “shovel-ready” sites to attract a wide range of new employers, especially large industrial and manufacturing companies. He says consultants who work with large employers on site selection…