KANSAS SENATE DISTRICT 37

NOT ENDORSED BY STAND UP BLUE VALLEY

REPUBLICAN - Incumbent

Molly Baumgardner IS A REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF THE KANSAS SENATE, REPRESENTING DISTRICT 37. SHE WAS FIRST ELECTED TO THE CHAMBER IN 2014.
MOLLY BAUMGARDNER'S VOTING RECORD ON
KEY BILLS CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO PUBLIC EDUCATION
HB 2117

The 2012 tax policy change that started Kansas on the path to zero income taxes and completely exempted 330,000 business owners.

 

Vote took place before Baumgardner took office.

HB 2506

The 2014 budget bill, which coerced votes for education policy riders (Elimination of Teacher Due Process, Tax Credit 'voucher' Scholarship Program, Elimination of Teacher Licensure requirements).

Vote took place before Baumgardner took office.

HB 2019

The 2014 judicial bill that repealed merit based system for electing judges to Court of Appeals to partisan appointment by the Governor.

Vote took place before Baumgardner took office.

HB 2104 / SB 171

The 2015 move of local municipal elections to the fall, partisan cycle, and interrupting school board terms.

Baumgardner voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

Hs Sub for SB 161

The 2016-17 adjusted budget bill that continues to borrow and sweep, without addressing the underlying revenue shortfall and associated tax policy.

Baumgardner voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

SB 56

Repeal of teachers affirmative defense, opening them up to criminal prosecution.

HB 2109

The 2015 Expansion of voucher-like Tax Credit 'Scholarship' Program, directing public tax credit dollars to private, parochial schools.

Baumgardner voted nay & FOR public schools.

SB 7

The 2015 Block Grants, repealed the 20 year old school finance formula and replaced it with a funding freeze through June 2017, at 2014 levels.

Baumgardner voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

SB 270

The 'revenue' portion of 2015 budget, which preserved the income tax exemptions and rate reductions, while passing the largest regressive tax increase in KS history (food, sales).

Baumgardner voted nay & FOR public schools.

H Sub SB 4

The 2015 mid-year rescission / budget cuts, across the board 4% budget reductions.

Baumgardner voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

HB 2457

The current bill to expand the Tax Credit Scholarship Program even more, with weakened targets for students living in poverty and near unlimited program budget cap.

BILL IS DEAD.

HB 2696 (2292)

Ban the current K12 Curriculum Standards, aka Kansas College and Career Ready Standards and the Common Core.

BILL IS DEAD.

Baumgardner voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

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