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.

Publications (Back To Top)

  • Attracting and Retaining National Corporate Headquarters in Kansas
    November 8, 2006

    Attracting new corporate headquarters is a real economic development coup–but can public policy make a difference? A major study performed by Ad Astra for Kansas, Inc. shows that Kansas is doing much better than might be expected, and suggests that major policy changes are not warranted.  READ MORE

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Position Papers (Back To Top)

  • 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 […]