Dave Trabert

In an editorial last week entitled Foreign Interference. Not saying they aren't entitled to an opinion, but calling them out for attempting to stifle free speech.


No, we haven't taken a position; we're just providing facts that some residents couldn't get from media or the school district.

The Gazette was attempting to stifle free speech by calling KPI a 'foreign influence' that shouldn't share any information on the bond issue.


Dave Trabert commented on The goal is transparency

A resident asked about the total cost including interest but couldn't get a straight answer from the district. So we provided the answer.

Everyone should do their own homework, whether the information comes from KPI, The Gazette, a school district, etc. Our data comes directly fro…

Dave Trabert commented on Foreign interference

The Emporia school district says “the state” will contribute $53 million toward bond and interest payments of its proposed bond issue. The subtle distinction is that “the state” is merely a conduit; taxpayers all around the state will pick up the $53 million tab.

So, while only Em…

Dave Trabert commented on The goal is transparency

Transparency is for government, but people deserve privacy. The US Supreme Court says Americans have a constitutional right to private free speech. We respect Americans right to private free speech and will not give out names and addresses so someone can harass them.


Dave Trabert commented on Consider the source

Despite all your rancor, SeanRanklin, I note that you can't refute the facts I shared. And by the way, calling me rich is laughable.


Dave Trabert commented on Consider the source

Yes, I am 'being factual.' It was media and tax relief opponents who made the claim about the tax cuts 'paying for themselves...' not the Brownback administration and not KPI. My book What was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan documents the many mistakes made by the Brownback adm…

Dave Trabert commented on Consider the source

One cannot fairly compare average state scores on NAEP because there are very large achievement gaps for low-income kids and every state has a different demographic makeup. To compare states, one must compare scores for low-income kids and those who aren't low-income. I did that in this a…

Dave Trabert commented on Consider the source

We provide factual information that often isn't easily available to citizens. And I always ask people to document their claims, regardless of how many people may have seen it. We're willing to go anywhere and defend our work in public. As for the Brownback tax plan, we testified that the …

Dave Trabert commented on Consider the source

I was asking Arborcat for facts to support his claim, but if SeanRanklin thinks he has facts to support the claim, he should put them here for public scrutiny.