|The Kansas House of Representatives showed courage and wisdom yesterday in voting to override the Governor’s veto.
There were 85 men and women who stood up for comprehensive tax policy, not the consumption taxes and budget gimmicks our governor would like to impose on us to protect his failed tax experiment.
Here’s the list of how folks voted on every HB 2178 vote. What’s notable – and disappointing – are the two Representatives who first voted YES for HB 2178, but then stood with Gov. Brownback yesterday and didn’t vote to override.
If you’re in Representative Adam Smith’s district (western Kansas) or Representative Abraham Rafie’s district (Johnson County), let them know you’re disappointed they didn’t stand strong.
To those who stepped up and voted YES yesterday after initially voting no, thank you.
(John Alcala, Clay Aurand, Tom Burroughs, Lonnie Clark, Blaine Finch, Mary Martha Good, Tim Hodge, Leo Mastroni, Ken Rahjes, Troy Waymaster, Brandon Whipple)
We’re also excited about the House passing Medicaid Expansion with 83 votes! Great work on an issue Kansas has long needed to address. The bill now goes to the Senate.