Restore the revenue. It is that simple.

Last week we warned you about the work that was being done in the Kansas Legislature to dismantle public education in the name of maintaining the income tax cuts of 2012. And we also told you to watch out for the distraction bills, each critical in its own right, but meant to keep you from seeing the big picture.

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Public Education in Crisis - Watch now

Video of our legislative forum, Public Education in Crisis, is now available right here. Our guests pulled off the gloves in their concern for public education in Kansas. Watch it now.

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Testimony Opposing HB 2199, Opt-in Human Sexuality Education

This is testimony being presented by MainStream in opposition to HB 2199, which tries to make human sexuality education in public schools opt-in only.

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400,000 Kansans are Being Ignored

This past election for Governor saw 869,502 votes cast. 50% of those votes, 436,306 Kansas voters, wanted some direction other than the one piloted by Sam Brownback.

This is not a mandate.

So why are the extremist allies of Governor Brownback acting like it is?

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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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