TOPEKA – The Kansas Chapter of the grassroots group Americans for Prosperity released its 2014 legislative priorities today at the Statehouse.
“In recent years, legislators really have made great strides to bring the state of Kansas on a path toward fiscal responsibility,” said AFP-Kansas state director Jeff Glendening. “We’ll be promoting free market policies that reduce the size and scope of government here in Kansas.
“Less government and more economic freedom will advance the well-being of all Kansans.”
AFP-Kansas activists were at the Statehouse today to participate in a rally for a critical area of overall economic freedom: school choice.
Prior to the rally, activists visited legislative offices to provide legislators with a copy of AFP-Kansas’ 2014 Legislative Priorities and a copy of the Topeka Yellow Pages phone book so that lawmakers can review state government priorities by applying the Yellow Pages Test: if a service can be found in the Yellow Pages, government should consider not providing that service.
Glendening said that in far too many areas, government has interjected itself into the marketplace.
“We’re asking legislators to think through their decisions before acting,” he said. “Are they picking winners and losers in the marketplace? Are they creating or funding a government entity that competes against our private businesses?
“Job creators don’t need to face competition from the government their tax dollars fund, the same government that already challenges them with time consuming regulations.”
The 2014 AFP-Kansas Legislative Priorities can be viewed here.
Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org