State Policy Network
Kansas Policy Institute

250 N. Water St.

Wichita, KS 67202


Mission Statement

We engage citizens and policy makers with research and information to enact public policy solutions that protect the constitutional right to freedom of all Kansans, give them greater access to better educational opportunities, and allow them to keep more of what they earn.


Kansas Policy Institute is an independent think tank guided by the constitutional principles of limited government and personal freedom. The Institute specializes in student-focused education and tax and fiscal policy at the state and local level.  It empowers citizens, legislators, and other government officials with objective research and creative ideas to promote a low-tax, pro-growth environment that preserves the ability of governments to provide high quality services.


An early focus on education and tax policy lead to numerous studies produced by expert academics.  Building on this initial success, KPI has expanded to include a full complement of policy scholars and fellows, fulltime staff, and a board of directors that includes members from across Kansas. Currently, education, health care, and fiscal policy represent the bulk of KPI’s work in advocating for liberty and personal freedom.  By publishing studies, hosting events around the state, educating policy makers and community leaders, and engaging with traditional and new media, KPI is an active participant in the policy debate in the county and state arenas. Beginning as Kansas Public Policy Institute and following an early transition to the Flint Hills Center for Public Policy, Kansas Policy Institute has changed its name and approach to fit the needs of the day.  However, the commitment to our mission remains unchanged – advocating for free market solutions to public policy issues and the protection of personal freedom for all Kansans.

Year Founded


Branch Office

12980 Metcalf Avenue, Suite 430
Overland Park, KS 66213
Phone: 913-213-5038

Top Policy Issues

State Budgets

Constitutional Rights

K-12 Education