The purpose of the Kansas Economic Freedom Index is to identify Kansas legislators who vote in favor of economic freedom — and those who don’t. Financial issues like taxes and spending will be important, but I will include issues like smoking bans and seat belt laws.
This is the first version of the index. As I become aware of votes that should be included, and as new votes are taken, I’ll update the index.
In the index, each bill has a weight. This is a number from 1 to 10, with 10 meaning the bill is of greatest importance. When I calculate the index value for a legislator, I add up the weights for the bills being considered, and add up the weights the legislator “earned” based on their votes, and that’s the basis of the calculation.
As this is a new project that I just started, I welcome feedback. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 316-708-1837, day or evening.
The permanent page for the index is Kansas Economic Freedom Index.
Links to current versions of the Kansas Economic Freedom Index: