Stop the Next Kris Kobach

Who are we talking about? Who is the next Kris Kobach? To tell you the truth, we don't know, but if you'd known what his future held twenty years ago, when Kris Kobach won his first elected position, do you think you would have voted, worked, and donated to his opponent?

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82% turnout!

Let’s give some context for that number, 82% turnout. In the last three Presidential elections, less than 60% of voters cast a ballot. Even fewer people vote in non-Presidential years, however the 2018 midterms recorded the highest voter turnout of any midterm election since 1966! How many turned out? 47%. That's right. Not even half of registered Americans voted in the most hotly contested midterms in fifty years.

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Memorial Day

At MainStream, we respect those who dedicate themselves to public service. There is no greater sacrifice for the public good than that of the men and women of the armed forces who have lost their lives in service to the nation. This Memorial Day, we honor their memories, and their commitment.

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Start Defending Kansas Women Now

Georgia. Alabama. Missouri. Pro-Life extremists are passing abortion laws even their own supporters think go too far. Their intent? Get the issue before the newly conservative US Supreme Court, in an attempt to revoke the right to legal, safe abortions. The result? Hundreds, thousands, tens of thousands of women in those states are having their lives thrown into turmoil. Kansas is next.

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Is it 2020 yet? No.

In the news section, we have been running stories under the heading, "Is it 2020 yet?" regarding the ambitions of legislators and politicians for the 2020 US Congressional races. With the 2019 Kansas Legislative Session behind us (mostly, Sine Die, the final day, is still ahead on May 29), isn't 2020 what is next? Despite what the news, Facebook, or the donation emails flooding in would say, no, 2020 is not next. In Kansas, we vote every year, in August and November. In just two and-one-half months, on August 6, 2019, Kansans will go to the polls for a Primary Election.

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The Kansas Legislative Session is Over

The Kansas Legislative Session restarted with a bang on Wednesday last week, and looked to roar into the weekend, but ended with a disappointing whimper at 3am Sunday. Leadership had continued to thwart a vote on Medicaid expansion, so legislators used the only leverage they had, holding the budget hostage until a vote on expansion could be held. The strategy succeeded at first, with the pro-expansion coalition holding strong through two votes. A third vote proved too much, however, as promises by Leadership for a Medicaid vote next year were enough to sway some legislators.

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We Can Do Both

When the Kansas Legislature comes back into session on Wednesday, they will confront several thorny issues. At one point, we expected them to just have to handle budget issues. However, their break has been eventful, and now we expect them to tackle abortion rights and health care expansion, along with the expected budget issues. More importantly perhaps, they will tackle the issue of how to govern effectively while also working for constituents. That's not a trick question, however. They can do both.

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Moderate Leadership Needed

There is a little over one week left of the Kansas Legislature's break before the veto session. It is becoming more apparent by the day that the session will contain more than veto work, however. You know already that there will be a vote to bring Medicaid Expansion out of committee in the Senate. Now, there are rumblings that the vetoed tax bill for which Legislative Leadership could not muster support, may be back in some form. Of course budget bills remain outstanding, without which Kansas cannot, by law, begin the new fiscal year on July 1, 2019.

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Tax Day

Today is tax day, and we thought, in celebration of paying for all the things we want in a civilized society, we'd do a deep dive into taxes and tax structure and... who are we kidding? Let's leave the tax issue at this (as spelled out on our website), "MainStream affirms that, in order to provide services to the people, government must be funded by the people it serves. Revenue and spending policies must treat every Kansan equitably, must be sustainable, and must adequately support government’s duties, be it at the state, county, or municipal level."

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Kansas Legislative session ends, but it's not over yet

Last Friday, the Kansas Legislature wrapped up its regular session. As expected, however, all of the Legislature's business was not finished, and they will return on May 1st, after their three week Spring Break, to work on Medicaid expansion, the state's budget, and possibly education. Let us fill you in on some of the bigger issues wrapped up, and those left to finish.

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