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Funding for education? How about the $1.01 billion/year in incentive programs?
Given that "Kansas spends at least $1.01 billion per year on incentive programs, according to the most recent data available,"and that the state has been found to be under-funding education, it seems reasonable to request that the state's incentive programs be audited to see if those programs are having their intended effect.
$1.01 billion is a lot of money—especially when we're talking tens of millions of dollars in direct grants, loans, and loan guarantees to private companies.
Funding public education is a constitutionally mandated core function of the Kansas government. Giving incentive grants to for-profit corporations and guaranteeing loans for them is not.