Kansas has the highest sales tax on food in the country. Brandon will push to reduce the sales tax on food in Kansas in 2023.
In order to create new jobs that pay a living wage, we must clean up the failed, Brownback disaster in Topeka.
Kansas needs a fair, balanced, and predictable tax structure that protects the middle class and working families.
...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 during the Brownback Administration. As your state representative, Brandon worked to restore funding for higher education, keeping tuition rates flat for two years in a row. 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.
...to 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 has forfeited more than $4 billion by not expanding Medicaid and sending our tax dollars to states with expanded Medicaid.
Expanding Kansans' access to affordable insurance coverage will result in less uncompensated care at our hospitals.
...to Protect Reproductive Freedom
On August 2nd, 2022, District 108 voters decisively voted NO on the Legislature taking away your constitutional right to personal bodily autonomy, with 69% of the district voting NO and 31% of the district voting YES on the so-called "Value Them Both" Constitutional Amendment.
Your healthcare decisions should be made by you, not politicians.
I will continue to reject extremist attempts by the Legislature to ban abortion, even in the cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the pregnant person is at-risk.
...to Create an Inclusive Kansas
Because all means all, Kansas must take necessary steps to make our state a place where people from all over want to live, work, and contribute to the local economy.
We need to implement a statewide non-discrimination act. Currently, LGBTQ+ Kansans can be fired from their job, denied housing or business, or bullied because of who they are.