The proposal, which is most certainly expected to be vetoed by Governor Laura Kelly, could face a senate and house encouraged to try a veto override as Republicans hold onto super majority in both the house and the senate.
This is where the fun in Kansas breaks out. Two other states have attempted such legislation, and in those states, Arkansas and Alabama, the ACLU has been successful suing to prevent the legislation from taking effect. In Kansas, the ACLU would face off with an old nemesis, newly elected attorney general Kris Kobach, an attorney so bad that he was ordered to take remedial classes by a judge after failing to properly follow the rules.
With Kansas looking at a Governor Laura Kelly’s first term providing a significant financial turnaround for the state, going from deficits to a two billion dollar surplus, you would imagine Republicans would want to start taking back any issue they can, as they prepare to try and win back races come 2024 or 2028 when Kansas Governor’s mansion will be wide open.
Instead, it appears Kansas Republicans have only one plan: inflict pain on people just because they can.
How nice of them.
If a #ksleg politican tells you they want to spend the session fighting “woke ideology”, they’re really saying they have no ideas to make life better for you and your family.
I’ll continue to focus on strong schools and infrastructure, lowering costs, and growing our economy.
— Ethan Corson (@ethancorson) January 13, 2023