Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties

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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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  • Family Versus Community Frames of Reference
    February 24, 2006

    “We have suggested that the family metaframe is not sufficient for progressive purposes and that we need a community metaframe as well. However, there is no fundamental value conflict between the two metaframes”.  READ MORE

  • Kansas Taxes and Wage Growth: Here’s the REAL Story
    October 2, 2005

    Back in 2005, things Kansas was a lot better off.  But there were many trying to manufacture crisis about the state’s spending.  KPI (then known as Ad Astra Institute) responded.  READ MORE

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 […]