“Working Together” Reform Taxes in Kansas 

  • Kansas has the highest sales tax on food in the country. Brandon will push to eliminate the sales tax on food in Kansas
  • In order to create new jobs that pay a living wage, we must clean up the failed, Brownback disaster in Topeka.

...for Strong Public Schools

  • We have an obligation to constitutionally fund our public K-12 schools and equitably allocate those resources in Olathe Public Schools and the Shawnee Mission School District
    • We must invest in tomorrow's leaders by ensuring all students are prepared to enter community colleges, technical and vocational schools, or four-year universities 
  • Cuts to higher education have exceeded $100 million over the past ten years. Tuition has skyrocketed because state spending per student has dropped. We must invest in higher education by: 
    • Recruiting and educating university students who will become the future workforce of Kansas
    • Attracting and retaining the strongest faculty talent who are dedicated to supporting students
    • Empowering our students to engage in experiences beyond the classroom so they are prepared for meaningful careers Provide Quality, Affordable Healthcare

  • We must expand Medicaid to the 150,000+ Kansans without insurance coverage
    • The Kansas Legislature was only three votes short in overriding Gov. Brownback's veto of Medicaid expansion. The state forfeited more than $2 billion by not expanding Medicaid.
    • Expanding Kansans' access to affordable insurance coverage will result in less uncompensated care at our hospitals