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Mark your calendars: Upcoming Wichita Trainings!

April 24, 2014

Our Wichita Chapter has a number of upcoming training sessions over the next several months. Take a look at what we have coming up for activists in the Wichita area: Tuesday, May 6 Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6 at Spangles Restaurant downtown (612 S. Broadway) to hear from AFP-Kansas Deputy State Director [...]

Health Care Compact Signed Into Law

April 23, 2014

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity released the following statement today in response to Gov. Sam Brownback signing the Health Care Compact bill into law: “Health care decisions should be made by Kansas officials, not the federal government,” said AFP-Kansas State Director Jeff Glendening. “With Congressional approval, the [...]

Governor Signs School Finance Bill

April 21, 2014

TOPEKA, KAN. – Gov. Sam Brownback today signed a bill funding education as well as implementing a number of education reforms. The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity issued the following statement in response: “Americans for Prosperity-Kansas supported several elements of this education bill, including reforms that create more choices for parents [...]

Rich States, Poor States: 2014 Edition

April 15, 2014

The American Legislative Exchange Council has released its 2014 Rich States, Poor States report. The report is an analysis of how states are performing in the economy and each state’s economic outlook. According to the latest report, Kansas’ Economic Performance Rank is 32, based on our GDP, migration and employment rates. It’s slightly better than [...]

Legislature Passes School Finance Bill, Education Reforms

April 07, 2014

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity applauded the Kansas Legislature’s passage of a school finance bill. The bill, approved Sunday evening, includes a number of education reforms. “The removal of teacher tenure was a great win for Kansas students,” said AFP-Kansas State Director Jeff Glendening. “Our kids deserve [...]

What's our Wichita Chapter doing in April?

March 28, 2014

Mark your calendars now, because the Wichita Chapter of Americans for Prosperity-Kansas already has several important training sessions planned: Tuesday, April 8 Join us at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in the meeting room of the Wichita Public Library’s Central Branch (223 S. Main). Citizen activist and blogger Bob Weeks will present “How to use [...]

RELEASE: Kansas Senate Approves RPS Repeal

March 25, 2014

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity applauds the members of the Kansas Senate who voted to repeal Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in the Sunflower State. “For weeks, thousands of Kansans have made phone calls, sent email messages, and reached out to their elected officials asking them to repeal [...]

Medicaid Expansion Video: Sources and Information

March 25, 2014

We believe that any discussion of Medicaid should begin with its track record on patient health. On that score, Medicaid is an abject failure: Medicaid recipients consistently fare poorly on medical access and outcomes. Their access to doctors and specialists is significantly lower than those with private insurance or even the uninsured. Their death rate [...]

Kansas Issues This Week: Medicaid Expansion

March 24, 2014

The Medicaid program in Kansas needs to be reformed, not expanded. Putting more people into a broken system doesn’t make anyone better off. It’s an incredibly costly program, with estimated costs between $822 million and $1.39 billion over the next 10 years, even after the federal government pays its share. Rather than continuing to pour [...]

OPINION: Kansas Federal Lawmakers Disappoint on Spending Votes

March 20, 2014

The following column was written by Jeff Glendening, state director for the Kansas chapter of Americans for Prosperity, and Christine Harbin Hanson, federal issues campaign manager for Americans for Prosperity:  These past few months were a critical time for conservative members of Congress to stand firm behind their promises to get runaway government spending under [...]

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