Liberty and Freedom Questions #1

In 2017, the Kansas Legislature passed a $1.2 billion retroactive income tax increase in SB30.

Did you, or would you have supported this bill? 

I would not have voted for this bill.

Do you support any proposal to expand our state’s Medicaid program,

known as KanCare, through the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly referred to as Obamacare? (This includes ANY proposal designed to alter KanCare in such a way as to draw down enhanced federal match rate funding through Obamacare.)

I do not support any proposal to expand Medicaid in Kansas through Obamacare.


Given that Kansas electric utility customers pay higher than the national average for electricity,

do you believe they pay too much?*

  • Yes, I believe Kansas ratepayers pay too much for electricity.

Would you support legislation that would preemptively prohibit any cap and trade program

for carbon dioxide or other greenhouse gas emissions in Kansas?*

  • Yes, I support legislation prohibiting a cap and trade program in Kansas.

Would you support legislation prohibiting utility cross-subsidization?

For example, such legislation would prohibit utilities from charging residential electric utility customers extra in order to pay for electric car charging stations in the utility’s service territory.*

  • Yes, I support legislation to prohibit utilities from engaging in cross-subsidization practices.

Would you support legislation that requires publicly traded electric utility companies

to refund to ratepayers all revenue collected due to changes in the tax code resulting from the 2017 federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?*

  • Yes, I support legislation that requires publicly traded electric utility companies to refund to ratepayers any additional revenues they receive as a result of the federal tax reform bill.