It was another busy week at the Kansas Legislature with a lot of attention focused on the tax plan that passed the House on Thursday and then passed the Senate on Friday. The tax plan would raise more than $1 billion over two years by rolling back Governor Sam Brownback’s failed tax experiment. The bill is now off to the Governor where he is expected to veto the legislation.
Kansas wages continue to be stagnant and falling behind comparable jobs in other states. Kanas workers, injured on the job through no fault of their own, are trapped in a work comp system that fails to justly recognize the extent of their injuries. Currently, there are bills in the Kansas House Commerce, Labor and Economic Development Committee, HB 2059 & HB 2185, that will address these issues, albeit in a modest way, for working families. However, the chairman of the committee refuses to allow an up or down vote on these bills. Instead, he is intent on ignoring Kansas working families at the behest of his special interest donors. Call or email Rep. Mason today and ask him to allow an up or down vote on these important bills. Kansas working families certainly deserve that much.