Kansas Progress Institute

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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.

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  • Survey of Kansans’ Opinions on Health Insurance
    August 28, 2008

    Health Insurance Survey Summary Analysis (prepared for Kansas Health Consumer Coalition and United Methodist Health Ministry Fund – May 2008) In May 2008, a scientific survey of 503 likely Kansas voters by AAI found that 67% of likely Kansas voters support providing health care coverage to everyone. Moreover 63% would support a tax‑funded health insurance program ...

  • Kansas Health Insurance Language Development
    August 20, 2008

    Six focus groups were conducted by AAI in January 2008 with likely Kansas voters under 65 who were viewed as politically undecided on health care coverage issues. Many participants felt “frustrated” over the cost of their health insurance coverage. Most participants agreed that everyone should have coverage. Most participants expressed a high level of dissatisfaction ...

  • Impacts of Minimum Wage increases in Kansas: A background report
    December 3, 2007

    This 2007 report (prepared for Kansas Action Network) was released prior to the recent increases in both the Kansas and the Federal minimum wages. This report suggested that the economic impact of minimum wage increases in Kansas would likely be positive on average for Kansas workers, businesses, employment and economic development.

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  • What Happens When We Build Too Much Space?
    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.

  • A Comment on School Finance and Separation of Power
    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.

  • Considering Tax Expenditures in State Budget Deliberation
    May 7, 2012

    I. Introduction   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 ...

Publications || Presentations || Position Papers 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 […]