It has been about 10 days since my initial newsletter, and with all that has transpired in Topeka on taxes, I wanted to provide you an update. The major subject, as you have likely gathered from news reports, is indeed taxes. Last week, we were supposed to have a debate on a plan offered by Senate leadership, but then that did not occur. This week, we debated and voted on two plans – one offered by the Democrats, which failed; and another passed by the House, which was narr
Right now, both in Washington and here in Kansas, there is a lot of uncertainty and division about the state of our politics.
Citizens are understandably frustrated at politicians who break their promises or who seem more interested in partisan squabbles than finding solutions to the problems we face. Civility seems to have left the public square, as one can’t visit a social media site or visit a townhall forum without witnessing a heated discussion that sometimes result
I’d like to kick off this initial newsletter by simply saying what a tremendous honor it is to represent the 32nd District in the Kansas Senate. I was sworn in on January 9th, and immediately got to work. We have profound challenges before us, and I appreciate the trust the people have placed in me to be their voice as we find solutions. My committees this session cover the gamut of subject matter we are tackling: Education; Ways and Means; Commerce; and Assessment & Taxatio