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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  • Campaign Bullet Points for State-wide Issues
    July 1, 2008

    The dominance of market fundamentalist thinking in public policy has been so prescient that often time the charges that the supposed opposition, no matter who or what party it is, doesn’t have any clear agenda for an alternative.

  • Pragmatists, Visionaries, and Progressive Politics
    June 1, 2007

    Political struggles among Kansas and national Democrats and progressive activists are said to pit centrists against leftists. I think that’s misleading.

  • Analysis of Joe King’s Tall-Tower Wind Speed Data over 12 months
    November 12, 2006

    Wind power is a constantly available energy source, as shown by the analysis of Kansas Corporation Commission data collected from wind turbines throughout the western half of Kansas. Wind power offers a number of advantages over coal

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 […]