Newton Board of Education member Tim Hodge was not at the school district community planning meeting Tuesday night — he instead was at a meeting of the Harvey County Democratic Party at the courthouse.
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Republicans in Washington D.C. are on a collision course with reality. What Gov. Brownback forced onto Kansas is coming to our Nation. They are pitching the same, tired, failed idea that massive tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires will bring economic prosperity and a tidal wave of tax revenues. We know better. As Gov. Brownback said, we were the real life experiment where tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires resulted in seas of red ink, cuts for essential services like education, roads, bridges and prisons and tax hikes on working and middle class Americans. Kansas is now addicted to a food sales tax that is the highest in the nation; working and middle class Kansans are paying more for infant formula and diapers and paying more in property taxes. Now Washington Republicans want to emulate Kansas. They want to limit your mortgage interest deduction, limit your property and sales taxes and limit your medical deductions. It's groundhog day, folks. Kansas Republicans tried the same thing. They eliminated your medical deductions, cut your mortgage interest deductions and eliminated the much needed child care tax credit. Working Kansans have already suffered the consequences of Gov. Brownback's ill conceived tax plan while billionaires reaped the rewards.
We cannot afford to suffer through round two coming from Washington.
I will continue to fight for you in Topeka. It's time to break our addiction to food sales taxes. We must stop taxing necessities like diapers and infant formula. We must make millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share. We have struggling families that need the help, we have roads and bridges that need repaired and replaced and we have our most precious asset begging for the education they are guaranteed in our founding document. We must do better, and I will continue to fight for you.
Mary and I would like to wish everyone a safe and very happy Thanksgiving. We have been blessed beyond measure this year and are glad to pause and give thanks. Keep those who are serving overseas protecting our nation, those who serve our community keeping us safe and those who are less fortunate in your thoughts and prayers this weekend. May God continue to bless us. ... See MoreSee Less
It is disgraceful that the Brownback DCF, that shut down Newton's United Methodist Youthville, lost track of more than 70 kids and abandoned their foster care responsibilities. They dismantled DCF and failed our children. Kansas deserves a foster care system that takes care of its most vulnerable, and ensures every child, despite their circumstance, has a warm, loving home. ... See MoreSee Less
On Tuesday, the Republican leaders in the legislature voted to once again line the pockets of their former colleague, former Senator Jeff King, to the tune of $100,000 to continue their losing fight to short change Kansas students in the classroom. The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled over and over again that the legislature is continuing to fund schools like Newton and Remington at unconstitutional levels. Sen King has reaped hundreds of thousands of dollars in this losing battle and has never produced even one remotely successful result. Instead of working to actually fix the problem, the GOP leadership continues to spend more and more money to short-change kids. It's long past time to meet our constitutional obligation and fund our schools. The founders of our state held education in the highest regard, and if we want a bright future, we must do so as well.
Please keep those in Texas and Louisiana suffering through the effects of Hurricane Harvey in your thoughts and prayers. Consider helping the victims by donating to a relief agency aiding those in the disaster zone. ... See MoreSee Less
Please pray for our nation and the victims of this weekend's senseless violence. We must follow Jesus' commandment to love our neighbor as ourselves, without exception. Hatred can have no refuge in our country. ... See MoreSee Less
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and the families of those impacted by the senseless tragedy today in our community. May God's grace and peace be with them as they mourn the loss of their loved ones. ... See MoreSee Less