Tag: Kansas state government

  • Proposition K op-ed confuses issue

    Today’s Wichita Eagle contains an op-ed by Glenn W. Fisher, regents professor emeritus at Wichita State University and property tax expert (Con: Tax plan would shift burden, be arbitrary, February 8, 2009 Wichita Eagle). The subject of this piece is Proposition K, an effort to reform the property tax appraisal system in Kansas. Proposition K…

  • Jerry Moran Clarifies Attitude Towards Obama Administration

    At the general meeting at Kansas Days on January 31, Kansas first district congressman Jerry Moran sought to clarify or recast the impression a news story left in the minds of attendees. A Wichita Eagle news story headlined Moran: Obama easier to work with than Bush starts with the sentence “The day after filing to…

  • Proposition K Website Now Open

    Proposition K is a measure designed to reform property tax appraisals in Kansas. There’s now a website with supporting information. The site allows readers to leave comments, and some comment writers make good points. The link to the website is Proposition K.

  • Proposition K is a Constitutionally Valid Reform Option for Kansas

    Some opponents of Proposition K, an effort to reform property tax appraisals in Kansas, are questioning whether this measure would conform to the Kansas Constitution. The following news release from the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy introduces a study that answers this question. New Study Shows that a Constitutional Amendment is Not Required (WICHITA)…

  • Kansas school funding: Can the education lobby be believed?

    As the State of Kansas seeks to work its way out of a difficult budget shortfall, some groups aren’t willing to make the same sacrifice that is being asked of others. The biggest offender — both in terms of dollars and shrillness — is the public school lobby in Kansas.

  • At Kansas Days, the Campaigns Are On

    At Kansas Days this year, a big topic is how to decide on the Republican candidates for office next year. There are a number of important positions to fill — Kansas governor, United State senator, perhaps two empty United States congress seats, and some other state-wide offices. Several prominent Republicans expressed to me their desire…

  • Did Kansas Governor Order Budget Cuts Last Year?

    Has the Kansas budget already been cut for fiscal year 2009, the budget year ending June 30, 2009? Some people think so. A commenter to this blog says “the Governor did order these cuts,” referring to cuts made starting last summer. But is this the case? I asked the governor’s office about this, and they…

  • Public Forum on Kansas Property Tax Reform

    The Flint Hills Center for Public Policy is holding public forums on Proposition K, an effort to reform property taxes in Kansas. The first of these meetings will be held on Thursday, January 29 at 6:00pm at Willowbend Golf Club (8001 Mulberry Drive in NE Wichita). The public is invited to attend. Here’s a link…

  • Nashville Shows Need for Kansas Property Tax Reform

    Using the small town of Nashville, Kansas, a KWCH Television news story shows why property tax reform is needed in Kansas. Specifically, reform of the appraisal process is required. In Nashville, just by cleaning up his property, a homeowner’s property taxes doubled. Proposition K would, in part, introduce predictable growth in appraisals, which would eliminate…