Kansas PTA has prepared another historical review of voting records on current Kansas legislators. We encourage public school parents and patrons to review this information, to help make informed votes in the August primary and November general elections.
 
This second Vote Count series includes over a dozen key public education policy bills since 2011 that reflect the scope of legislation in opposition to nearly all of Kansas PTA Legislative Priorities. Rather than chronological order, this profile begins with PTA Legislative Priority 1 and the block grant vote to repeal the 1992 school finance formula and ends with our Priority 10 and the vote to prohibit local schools boards from establishing their own weapons policies to keep schools safe. A green checkmark  indicates a vote in alignment with Kansas PTA’s pro-public education legislative platform and a red X indicates a vote against PTA pro-public education positionsHalf of the bills were worked through both chambers, but a number of critical single-chamber votes are included as well. 

The series is divided geographically, by Kansas PTA regions:

Kansas PTA has prepared a historical review of voting records on current Kansas legislators. We encourage public school parents and patrons to review this information, to help make informed votes in the August primary and November general elections.
 
This first Vote Count series includes ten key tax and budget bills, beginning with the 2012 march-to-zero income tax policy. Each of the tax and budget bills reviewed in this profile were worked through both the House and Senate. NO votes align with the Kansas PTA legislative platform and priorities, as noted in green.
 
The series is divided geographically, by Kansas PTA regions. An education policy Vote Count profile series will be available in July. 
 

In May of 2012, the Kansas PTA Advocacy team of Debbie Lawson and Mary Sinclair, wrote a piece on the 2012 Kansas Tax Cuts, the expected results of these cuts, and which of the Kansas House and Senate Legislators voted for and against the bill. In the PTA Vote Count that they produced, they talked about how damaging it would be to the Kansas economy and to the education of our students. They pointed out that it did not align with the Kansas PTA Legislative Platform that is voted on each year by our convention body.

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