Words vs. Actions – Job Creation

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding job creation. Creating Jobs & Opportunity: Kansas now has more than 80,000 newly created private sector jobs, with tremendous growth and diversification in Johnson County. This statement is the gold standard of the GOP (meaning all the incumbents […]

Words vs. Actions – Guns

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding guns. Protected & Expanded 2nd Amendment Rights: New measures expand your freedom to lawfully protect your family. Also passed “Right to Hunt” constitutional amendment initiative to protect Kansas hunting rights. Okay, I wasn’t going to touch this one, […]

Words vs. Actions – Property Tax Relief

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding property tax relief. Implemented Property Tax Relief: Beginning in 2017, proposed property tax increases will require a public vote. Projected future savings: $1.6 billion. First, we’ve seen what happens when the legislature “projects” things — projections tend to […]

Words vs. Actions – Reduced Spending

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding reducing wasteful spending. Reduced Wasteful Spending: State spending growth has been reduced from a high of 10% to now less than 3%. I couldn’t find numbers that matched my opponent’s statement of reduced spending. Here’s a source that […]

Show me the money!

Remember Jerry Maguire‘s “Show me the money!” scene? Well, as I’m reading over bills that my opponent has voted for, the “Show me the money!” scene came to mind. Because, if my opponent isn’t voting with folks in the district in mind, just who is he representing when in office? I may have found my […]

Mistress Mary, how does your garden grow?

Mistress Mary would indeed be quite contrary after learning how my opponent voted on SB 314. He voted against the bill “because [he] saw no need to (re)create another government board.” (source) The local food and farm task force would: Identify financial opportunities, technical support and training necessary for local and specialty crop production. Identify strategies […]

Making cities prettier, or not.

SB 338 revises provisions of law pertaining to the authority of cities and nonprofit organizations to petition the district court to possess abandoned property temporarily for rehabilitation purposes. I mean, who wouldn’t want to see neglected areas of your city looking prettier? Apparently my opponent — he voted against this bill. His reasoning for voting against […]