Protests Mark End of Longest, Most Expensive Legislative Session in State History
Topeka, KS: Kansas Democratic County Chairs are unhappy with the 2015 GOP-controlled legislature, and they invite all Kansans to join them Friday, June 26 at 10am at the south steps of the state Capitol to protest the longest, most expensive legislative session in Kansas history, caused by the lack of leadership in the Republican-dominated legislature and by the Governor.
June 26 at 10am marks “sine die,” or the official end of the legislative session.
Even Sam Brownback admitted to a failure of leadership: “You can assess blame a lot of ways and a lot of places, and I’ll accept my share.” (New York Times, June 12, 2015, as did the Senate President, Susan Wagle: “It’s a crisis,” she said. “We have not served Kansans well.”
The legislative session finally ended the evening of June 12 when legislation to fill a $400 million budget gap caused by the Governor’s 2012 tax bill finally passed both chambers. This legislation will most adversely affect lower- and middle-income Kansans. Kansas Democrats find this morally repugnant and decidedly against traditional Kansas values.
Starting June 27, Kansas Democrats will begin work on the 2016 campaigns. Persons wanting more information should contact their county Democratic Party for volunteer and donation opportunities. This information is also available at the Kansas Democratic Party website, kansasdems.org
Contact: Susan Fowler
Chair, Kansas Democratic County Chairs Caucus
1557 Road N
Emporia, KS 66801
Phone 620-366-1316 (mobile)