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On Sept. 13 the Wichita City Council will be holding a public hearing to consider approval of millions of dollars of public incentives being offered to the downtown Douglas Place project developers.
Join us at 7pm Sept. 1 at Mike's Steakhouse (2131 S. Broadway, Wichita) for a citizen's call to action.
* Learn about the incentive programs being offered.
* Getting involved in this issue as a citizen.
* Consider testifying before the City Council.
* Consider attending the council meeting to show your support for other speakers.
* Participate in a group discussion regarding other citizen activism ideas regarding this project.
Seminar leaders: Bob Weeks, Susan Estes, and John Todd
The only cost of this meeting is the price of your meal. For additional information please contact: John Todd, Wichita AFP volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Susan Estes, AFP Field Director at email@example.com.
Health Insurance Exchanges Attack Free Market Principles
AFP Kansas opposes the formation of a government exchange in the state of Kansas. While in theory exchanges can be neutral and promote free markets, in reality they often are tied to government regulations and restrictions that attack free market principles. AFP will oppose government exchange legislation expected to be debated during the 2012 legislative session. In addition, we are opposed to the state of Kansas seeking federal grants through non-legislative routes that are designed to implement or help establish a government exchange in Kansas. If there is any uncertainty as to whether the acceptance of a federal grant binds the state of Kansas to subsequently set up a government exchange, then the grant should not be sought, plain and simple.
The Wichita Area Chapter of AFP-Kansas will meet at 7pm on Monday, Aug. 15 at the Alford Branch of the Wichita Public Library (3447 S. Meridian). The meeting will take place in the library's meeting room.
We'll be watching an hour-long DVD by the Acton Institute, The Birth of Freedom, followed by a group discussion.
For additional information on this program please contact Wichita AFP volunteer coordinator John Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org or AFP Field Director Susan Estes at email@example.com.
This year is being coined a Season of Growth for the dramatic gains that have been made in school choice. And, indeed, it has been, with school choice programs being enacted or expanded in more than a dozen states across the county. But as we celebrate those fruits and those who cultivated them, we also must recognize their original Johnny Appleseed.
Although Dr. Milton Friedman died almost five years ago, his impact on freedom and specifically school choice continues to be recognized by freedom-loving people both in the United States and around the world.
Americans for Prosperity supports efforts to address our tax structure. In a time when the national economy is still sluggish and Kansas is slowly recovering from the massive loss of private sector jobs, not addressing the way we tax families and businesses will only prolong our lack of economic growth.
Learn more about Kansas' income tax structure by downloading the Income Tax Policy Primer below.