Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity reaffirmed its commitment to full repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in response to the Supreme Court’s decision this morning. “Kansans recognize that this law is a threat to our liberty,” said AFP-Kansas state director Derrick Sontag. “While the Supreme [...]
Taxpayer-funded lobbying reform has been a part of AFP-Kansas’ legislative agenda for a number of years. Back in 2007, we conducted a statewide open records request to find out just how many government entities and associations were using tax dollars to lobby the legislature for more tax dollars. We had a hard time getting answers. [...]
TOPEKA, KAN. - The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) released the following statement in response to today's tax vote in the House:
"Today's vote on a much-needed tax reform bill will provide an immediate boost to Kansas families and businesses," said AFP-Kansas state director Derrick Sontag. "The approved tax bill cuts the income tax for Kansas families and small businesses, which is certainly good news for taxpayers.
"The current leadership of the state Senate helped lead Kansas down a path of economic destruction as indicated by the past decade being one of lost private sector jobs, stagnant population growth, and taxpayers fleeing to other states.
"Yet in spite of all the evidence pointing to the failure of the tax and spend approach, the actions of Senate leadership today indicated that they wanted more of the same."
You are invited to join the Wichita Area Chapter for its regular monthly meeting. We will be meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14 at the Alford Branch of the Wichita Public Library (3447 S. Meridian).
We will be viewing the updated and revised edition of Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose" series. Following the video presentation will be a group discussion.
For more information, please contact Wichita area AFP volunteer coordinator John Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-312-7335. You may also contact Susan Estes at email@example.com or 316-681-4415.
I found it ironic that The Eagle editorial board labeled the Kansas Policy Institute’s K-12 education newspaper ads as “misleading” when the same editorial stated that state per-pupil base aid had been “slashed” to 1999 levels (“Chappell invited rebuke,” April 19 Eagle Editorial).
Base state aid per pupil is but one part of the state investment in our public schools. When looking at total state aid, the estimated 2011-12 amount is more than a billion dollars above the 1999 level. Adding in local and federal aid, estimated expenditures for Kansas are at an all-time high.
The editorial pointed out that “thousands of professionals across the state are dedicated to helping Kansas schoolchildren.” I agree, but would point out that Kansas taxpayers deserve an honest discussion regarding how their tax dollars are being spent. This discussion should be welcomed with open arms.