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About KAC

Kansas Action for Children’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy transforms the lives of Kansas kids. The Topeka-based KAC focuses on early education, health care access, and family supports for the more than 707,000 children who call this state home. With support from individuals and private foundations, KAC has worked for more than four decades to make Kansas the best place to live, work, and raise a family.

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Updates

08 February 2024 | Tax and Budget

SB 436 and HB 2687 — Tax Relief for Kansas Families

John Wilson | February 8, 2024

On February 1, 2024, we introduced SB 436 in the Senate Committee on Assessment and Taxation and an identical bill (HB 2687) in the House Committee on Taxation. This bold proposal would establish a universal state child tax credit, giving all Kansas parents and caregivers between $25-$600 for each child back on their tax returns.

28 February 2024 | Economic Security Tax and Budget Health Early Learning

Post-Turnaround 2024, Much Work Left to Do for the Good of Kansas Kids

Jessica Herrera Russell | February 28, 2024

Lawmakers ended the first half of the 2024 legislation session with two days of floor action on Wednesday and Thursday ahead of the Turnaround deadline last Friday.

Now, any bills that can move forward this year must be from an “exempt” committee*, have passed its originating chamber, or have been “blessed” by legislative leadership and approved to move forward.

21 February 2024
Economic Security Tax and Budget Education Health Early Learning

Turnaround 2024: Bills We're Watching

14 February 2024
Tax and Budget

FY 2024 Kansas Revenue Tracker

Be a Champion for Kansas Kids

Kansas Action for Children engages, educates, and activates champions for the smallest Kansans. Here’s how you can join our team and make a difference, right now and in the future.

40

years of KAC putting the children and families of Kansas first.

705,000

children call our state home. We owe them a bright future.

103,000

Kansas kids live in poverty. We can and must do better.

Areas of work

Every Kansas child — from birth to elementary school— should have access to high-quality early education, access to affordable health care, and support if times get tough. These investments in the early years create a rock-solid foundation for growth and development that lasts a lifetime. And through sensible budget and tax policy, Kansans support kids and families who otherwise would go without. These four areas, separate but tightly linked, are at the center of all that KAC does.

Economic Security

PROVEN PROGRAMS HELP FAMILIES ON THE EDGE. When families are financially secure, their children experience stability and can grow...

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Education

THE EARLIEST YEARS OF A CHILD'S LIFE ARE THE MOST CRUCIAL for developing a strong foundation for later learning...

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Health

HEALTHY KANSAS KIDS AND FAMILIES ARE CRITICAL TO OUR STATE'S FUTURE. Every child deserves the opportunity to grow up...

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State Budget

THE STATE BUDGET IS MORE THAN DOLLARS AND CENTS. It reflects the values of Kansas voters and the lawmakers...

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Taxes

SENSIBLE TAX POLICY MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Children can thrive when their basic needs are met. Through our tax...

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