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"Definitive Proof Of Failure Of Supply-Side Economics": Kansas’ Experiment In Right-Wing Economics Is Still Failing Miserably

Every few weeks I feel it’s important to return to the ongoing disaster in Sam Brownback’s Kansas. It doesn’t get nearly as much play as it should in the media, which is unfortunate because Kansas’ experience is definitive proof of the failure of supply-side, Laffer-curve-based economic theory. 491 more words


Kansas Scrounges, Creates Short-Term Funding Fix to Keep Schools Open

What just happened in Kansas vindicates school finance advocates who argue for the role of the judiciary to protect the rights of our children. Sam Brownback, the governor of Kansas, and the Kansas legislature have been experimenting with radical tax cuts for several years now.  712 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

State universities revise tuition hikes after more cuts

TOPEKA — Kansas’ state universities are calling for tuition increases of up to 5 percent, at least for now.

The schools submitted their tuition proposals Wednesday to the governing… 458 more words


Brownback signs budget slashing $97 million to state agencies

TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNW) – Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced statewide cuts in order to balance the Kansas budget.

Ever since the legislature went home without balancing the budget and left the job to the governor, we’ve known he would need to cut something. 461 more words


Governor signs new limits on welfare payments

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill Monday that he said is aimed at freeing more people from poverty, but opponents argue the new welfare restrictions leave families without a safety net during financial difficulties. 76 more words


The Kansas Experiment

What if there were some kind of controlled environment, a petri dish if you will, in which political ideas and economic theories could be tested and hypotheses proved or disproved? 556 more words