The Orman for Kansas Problem Solving Platform
As part of our Problem Solving Platform, the Orman for Kansas campaign will be releasing detailed plans that will address the major challenges facing the state of Kansas and its people and offer needed reforms in the areas of economic development, health care and education, among others.
As Independents, Greg Orman and John Doll will apply a common-sense approach to government where the people of Kansas come first.
Plan 1: Making Government Work for the People Again
We will employ a collaborative and open approach to leading Kansas into the future that ensures our government is working for the people, not special interests or national party agendas. We will leave behind the political animosity and partisan gridlock that has been holding us back for far too long and become a shining example of what a state can do when its public and private sectors, and, most importantly, its citizens pull together to build a better future. We will become a place where working together constructively is the status quo.
Plan 2: Rebuilding the Middle Class: Our Path to Shared Prosperity
If we want to protect our way of life, provide for an increasingly dependent population, and create the jobs and opportunities that keep our kids here, we have to approach things very differently. I’ve spent the last 27 years growing businesses and helping them chart a positive path to the future through proactive strategies. I can build on this experience to grow the Kansas economy by creating the right environment, making the right investments, and eliminating barriers to job creation and economic growth.
Plan 3: Revolutionizing Healthcare: Outcomes, Access, and Innovation
Since 1991, Kansas has gone from being the eighth healthiest state in the nation to the 25th in 2017. This decline has occurred through Democrat and Republican administrations. In short, we have been failing Kansans in the area of health policy for over two decades.
With a more rational policy, we will see significant improvement both in terms of healthcare access and cost. This is not only an issue of public well-being, but also a critical enabler to having a highly productive workforce and rising wages.
Plan 4: All of Kansas: Building the Rural Kansas Economy
If we are to succeed economically as a state, we need to support economic development in rural Kansas and to do that, we also need to improve basic services to protect the way of life there. Many of our statewide plans related to Healthcare and Education will lead to positive results for rural Kansas, as we support our critical access and regional hospitals and invest in public education. The plan that follows is specific to rural Kansas with the goal of allowing rural Kansans to prosper in our changing economy while also maintaining the quality of life and values that make it unique.
Plan 5: Kansas Public Education: A Model for the Nation
Over the last 30 years, we have seen dramatic productivity improvements in almost every industry in the United States. This has happened even as quality has improved dramatically. Given the rapid evolution both of what is possible with technology and of what is needed in terms of talent to fuel the economy as it is rapidly changing, the education model itself must also evolve. Purely protecting the status quo is not an option, so to be successful it will require embedding innovation at every level within our educational system.