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AFP is Debunking the Debunkers on Taxes and Growth

By AFP State Policy Manager Nicole Kaeding While Congress and the President currently debate the best path to hold off the upcoming fiscal cliff, many states across the country have already tackled similar challenges this year. Some states took up the challenge of passing tax reform, but others decided to follow failed tax-and-spend policies. The [...]


Kansas Issues This Week: Medicaid Expansion

March 24, 2014 J,

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 J,

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 [...]

Upcoming Meetings: March 18 in Wichita

March 11, 2014 J,

You are invited to attend the next AFP Wichita chapter meeting March 18 at Spangles restaurant in downtown Wichita. Join us at 7 p.m. Monday, March 18 at Spangles (612 S. Broadway) to hear about effective grassroots activism; what works and what doesn’t. Guest speakers will be Jennifer Baysinger and Wichita AFP volunteer coordinator John Todd [...]

Kansas RPS Means Higher Costs and Lost Jobs

March 10, 2014 J,

The following is an opinion piece by AFP-Kansas State Director Jeff Glendening: It’s been a rough month for supporters of government mandates. First, a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis concluded that the president’s health care law would drive the equivalent of more than 2 million full-time workers out of the labor force over the next [...]

Americans for Prosperity-Kansas statement on school finance ruling

March 07, 2014 J,

TOPEKA, KAN. – The Kansas chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity released the following statement in response to the Kansas Supreme Court’s school finance decision handed down today: “For years, those demanding more education spending have ignored anything other than the base state aid per pupil which is only part of overall education [...]

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