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Tell them to stop overspending now!

May 29, 2013 J,

As the Kansas Legislature continues to work on the budget during the wrap-up of the 2013 Legislative Session, we encourage you to take a moment to ask your legislator to stop the spending increases in our state. Over spending has plagued the state of Kansas for decades, and now the debt has begun to stack [...]

State Budget: We Can Do Better

March 26, 2013 J,

As the Kansas Legislature continues to work on the budget over the next few days, we encourage you to take a moment to ask your legislator to stop the spending increases in our state. Kansas’ spending and debt have skyrocketed over the past 60 years. Our state government’s spending increased by 571% from 1960 to [...]

EPA regulations mean higher energy prices, less energy reliability, lost jobs

March 09, 2012 J

TOPEKA, KAN. – In light of Monday’s scheduled visit from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency official, the Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity reminds Kansans of the cumbersome regulations imposed by the EPA that are wreaking havoc on our state and nation’s economy.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson is scheduled to speak Monday afternoon in Lawrence. Her visit to Kansas comes on the heels of the EPA’s finalized Mercury and Air Toxics rule (commonly called the “Utility MACT”) being published in February. The rule requires coal- and oil-fired power plants to install expensive scrubbers or other equipment to reduce emissions of mercury, nine other metals, and three acid gases by 91 percent within three years. It has been identified as the most costly in U.S. history.

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