Testimony Supporting HB2148, the House Kansas Transparency Act

This is testimony submitted in support of the Kansas House version, HB 2148, of the Kansas Transparency Act, championed by moderate Stephanie Clayton.

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Who are the citizens of Kansas, the people, or Koch Industries?

This is our Legislative Update, a biweekly report during the Kansas Legislative Session.

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The Rules of the Game are Becoming More Partisan – A Day in “Testimony”

This is a post by Harry McDonald, MainStream member and Co-Chair of Main*PAC, about his trip to testify in Topeka on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. He was testifying for MainStream in opposition to SB 171, designed to change elections to make them more partisan.

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Testimony opposing Constitutional Amendments on Judicial Selection

This is the testimony delivered today opposing proposed amendments to the Kansas Constitution regarding the selection of Supreme Court Justices and Appellate Court Judges (HCR 5004 and HCR 5005). It was written by former chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and MainStream Board Member, Tim Owens.

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Testimony supporting SB 86 - Kansas Transparency Act

This is our testimony delivered today in support of SB 86, the Kansas Transparency Act. Here is the bill itself.

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Testimony for SB 171

This is testimony submitted by the MainStream Coalition in opposition to SB 171, "Elections; municipalities and special districts; spring to fall; other changes." Here is the text of the bill as introduced, if you're into that sort of thing.

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The Plan is to Dismember Education in Kansas

It is not too on the nose to state that the goal of many legislators in Kansas is to end public education. At the very least, to end the funding of public education by the State. Which is tantamount to the same thing.

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Testimony opposing SB 71

This is the testimony submitted by the MainStream Coalition in opposition to Kansas Senate Bill 71.

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Talking points for SB 71

Senate Bill 71 is still active in the Kansas Legislature, and some of our members have asked for the points we think are the most important in expressing our opposition to the legislation. Here you go, pulled from some of the testimony being submitted this week.

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Dear MainStream, how can I make a difference?

This is a letter from a member, desperate for advice. You can get in touch with your concerns, too.

Over the past two years (in particular), I have written to my legislators to support education and other issues which MainStream supports. When they usually voted the opposite way, I told them of my disappointment.
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