Daily Archives: March 2, 2013

Delegation split on domestic-violence law

The Kansas delegation split evenly on the Violence Against Women Act, which was reauthorized in the House Thursday and sent to the president’s desk. Reps. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, and Kevin Yoder, R-Overland Park, voted with 85 other Republicans to pass it in the House, while Reps. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, and Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, voted “no.” Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., supported reauthorization last month in the Senate, while Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., did not. Huelskamp has said the federal government “should not be in the business of handing out grants conditioned on how states do or do not prosecute criminals.”

So they said

“Our goal is the march to zero (income tax).” – Senate President Susan Wagle (in photo), R-Wichita, saying that eliminating the income tax while extending the higher sales-tax rate is part of a plan to raise all Kansans’ standard of living

“We want this to go out with the band playing and the colors flying.” – Rep. Steve Brunk, R-Wichita, arguing in committee that the Second Amendment Protection Act would be easier to pass if it didn’t bar physicians from asking whether patients own guns

“I don’t know how you drug test a corporation.” – Senate Vice President Jeff King, R-Independence, responding to a proposal that state-subsidized businesses be included in his bill to drug test some recipients of welfare and unemployment benefits