Kansas Policy Institute http://kmuw.org en Efficiency Group Considering KS School Spending http://kmuw.org/post/efficiency-group-considering-ks-school-spending <p>A commission will be working over the coming months to look for possible ways Kansas schools could more efficiently use tax dollars. The group is made up of former lawmakers, education officials and members of advocacy groups like the Kansas Policy Institute.<br /><br />Those on the commission don't always see eye-to-eye on education issues.<br /><br />The group elected former advertising executive and Wichita Chamber of Commerce Chairman Sam Williams to head the commission. He says he'll be working to get everyone on the same page.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:53:34 +0000 Stephen Koranda 37778 at http://kmuw.org Brownback's Ex Budget Director To Work For Kansas Policy Institute http://kmuw.org/post/brownbacks-ex-budget-director-work-kansas-policy-institute <p>Former Kansas Budget Director Steve Anderson is going to work for a think tank that advocates tax cuts and lower school funding.<br><br>The certified public accountant will have a part-time consulting role with the Wichita-based Kansas Policy Institute.<br><br>KPI President Dave Trabert says Anderson's experience as a CPA and his time in government make him "uniquely qualified to find fiscally responsible solutions in government."<br><br>As the state's budget director for the past three years, Anderson pushed for Brownback's fiscal policies.<br> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 12:18:38 +0000 Associated Press 23135 at http://kmuw.org