The Kansas Legislature wrapped up its veto session week with expected, but nonetheless disappointing results. The budget bill passed by the House and Senate comes nowhere close to closing the gap left by the 2012 tax cuts. And what’s worse, the Legislature forfeited its chance to enact real revenue reform in order to hurry home and start their reelection campaigns. This means closing the rest of the gap will be left to none other than Governor Brownback, who announced draconian cuts this week to higher education and Medicaid, followed shortly by the Kansas Board of Regents announcing 5% tuition increases at most state universities.
I am running to help develop a permanent fix for our budget, not one-time money though cuts and loans. The 330,000+ businesses who benefit from the 2012 tax cuts use government services like roads, schools, and public safety. Why are they not paying for them? I support the repeal of the 2012 tax cuts and rolling back the failed March to Zero and getting Topeka out of our business. Johnson County knows how to grow jobs, we must be given the ability to do so.
The Republican primary on August 2nd is your best chance to restore pride in our government and state. If you would like to vote at home, please reply to this email and I will send you an application to do so – all you do is sign, or click here to print your own.
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John Skubal, Candidate
Kansas Senate, 11th District