KPI conducts research on timely issues as determined by its board of directors. In addition, KPI will also conduct research consistent with its mission on a contractual or grant basis for individuals or groups, and will post or publish research conducted by others in which the board of directors finds particularly relevant to the issues facing Kansas. KPI research will focus not only on good policy analysis, but also on how to make it understood by a wider public.
- January 18, 2017
Co-written by Creed Shepard
A 2009 Kansas law on Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) required electric companies to get 20% of their power from wind and other renewable sources by 2020. Fossil fuel interests (FFIs) pushed for repeal from the beginning, led by Κoch Industries of Wichita. They finally succeeded in 2015. However the 2015 repeal was ...
- September 2, 2016
Case file #2: Troy Newman (1966 –) and Operation Rescue
The antiabortion movement uses the terms “mainstream” and “fringe” to distinguish its nonviolent wing from its overtly violent wing. Operation Rescue (OR), which is headquartered in Wichita, might be characterized as operating at the near-fringe or hard edge of the “mainstream.” Nevertheless, inclusion in the antiabortion ...
- May 26, 2016
Case File #1: Dr. George Richard Tiller (August 8, 1941 –May 31, 2009)
by David Burress
This is the first in a series of case files presenting some of the raw facts, together with some immediate interpretations. I will leave it to the reader to draw any deeper conclusions.
Case File #1: Dr. George Richard Tiller (August ...
- September 20, 2009
]This presentation was prepared for the Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence in September 20, 2009. SEE MORE
- June 27, 2009
Part of a panel presentation for the League of Women Voters
- May 9, 2009
A presentation given to the Mainstream Coalition in Mission, KS on May 9, 2009. The main topic was on the Obama administration’s Macroeconomic performance.
- March 31, 2016
Kirk McClure, Professor of Urban Planning at The University Of Kansas, discusses the need to keep residential and commercial development in line with the rate of actual demand.
- March 31, 2016
Kansas courts are acting within in their roles in ruling to ensure the Kansas legislature is adequately funding the educational system guaranteed to Kansas children by the Kansas Constitution.
- May 7, 2012
I am going to speak generally about three components of state public finance:
First, tax revenue; second, government expenditures; and third, the allocation of the tax burden. I will illustrate how tax expenditures, such as sales-tax exemptions and other preferential laws, affect each component of public finance.
In all of this, we must remember that budget ...
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