Wichita – Wink Hartman, businessman and Republican Candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the Legislature’s override of Governor Brownback’s tax-plan veto: “The tax plan that was passed by the Legislature last night – which will go down as the single largest tax-hike in the history of Kansas – wasn’t the right solution for Kansas families. Aside from raising taxes retroactively on every Kansan, it failed to address the two core problems with the career politicians in Topeka – out-of-control wasteful spending and no plan to grow our economy.   We need a vision to grow our economy, attract good-paying jobs, bring structural balance to our budget and to identify efficiencies in government to make sure every tax dollar is spent wisely.   This has been an especially contentious Legislative Session after a painful few years of Kansas political history. Let’s be clear about one thing – this mess was created by the career politicians in Topeka who are...READ MORE
Wichita – Wink Hartman, businessman and Republican Candidate for Governor, issued the following statement regarding the Kansas Supreme Court’s ruling on Education Funding: “The Kansas Supreme Court’s decision in the Gannon Case – which determined that K-12 education is not being adequately funded, yet provided absolutely no clarity on a specific level of funding – accomplished nothing aside from adding additional cloudiness to an already uncertain situation. For too many years – and, more specifically, the last few weeks – Topeka has consistently failed to deliver a steady and sustainable solution to the budget and education funding issues that have gripped Kansas. This has left Kansas families, schools and businesses with no stability and no clearly-defined path forward. Simply put, if Topeka was a business – it would be out of business. Businesses that govern by crisis fail and Topeka is failing Kansas families, businesses and students daily with its inability to lead and create lasting solutions. The fact that all sides...READ MORE
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