On May 18th, Governor Sam Brownback signed a budget bill cutting $282 million from several state government sources. And on June 1st, the Legislature failed to address the educational funding crisis, despite the Kansas Supreme Court telling them their funding levels were unconstitutional. They must bear equal responsibility with the Governor on August 2nd in the Republican primary. Johnson County; you must VOTE THEM OUT!
I am a fiscal conservative. I’ve spent my years on the Overland Park City Council voting to ensure your local tax dollars are spent wisely. However, I believe reduction in government waste must be made with the calculated precision of a scalpel, not the wild swings of a meat cleaver as the Legislature and Governor seem to believe.
- Paying for the highway fund creates jobs.
- Funding higher education creates an educated workforce for our state.
- Medicaid ensures that the most vulnerable of Kansans have adequate medical care.
- Last, but not least, not funding K-12 education would be a catastrophe, the likes of which our state has never seen. These are not services to skimp on.
The Republican primary on August 2nd is your best chance to restore pride in our government and state. If you would like to vote from home, you must apply. Reply to this email and my campaign will send you a completed application – all you do is sign, or click here if you would rather print your own.
Please do not hesitate to reply to this newsletter if you have concerns, want to volunteer to make phone calls to your neighbors, or canvass your neighborhood. Click here to help me meet voters at their doors. I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to work to restore Kansas Common Sense to Topeka this August!
John Skubal, Candidate
Kansas Senate, 11th District