Somebody call MTV – Kansas lawmakers are on Spring Break 2016! I don’t know where our Kansas lawmakers are headed for a little vacay, but one thing comes to mind when I think of Spring Break – sun, sand and a great music playlist.
That’s why I put together a spring break playlist that sums up the recent Kansas session.
Aersmith’s Janie’s Got A Gun.
In Kansas – Janie has a gun and soon so will Bobby and Susie. If lawmakers have their way, all Kansas kids will have guns. Whether it be guns on college campuses in 2017 or BB gun and air rifle clubs in our schools, our Kansas lawmakers never met a gun bill they won’t pass.
We get it, you are in bed with the NRA. God forbid, we see the rise in gun accidents as these bills go into effect. Time will tell.
Next we will focus on jobs or in Brownback’s case – the lack of job growth in Kansas. For that we turn to Britney Spears to get right to the point with a snappy tune – Work Bitch.
From Yael Abouhalkah at the Star –
Brownback proclaimed in August 2014 when he was running for re-election that, “My goal for the next four years is 25,000 new jobs per year. That’s 100,000 new jobs for the hardworking people of Kansas.”
At that point, Kansas employment was 1,394,300.
But on Friday, state officials said Kansas had 1,395,900 jobs in February 2016.
That’s a gain of a puny 1,600 jobs in the 18 months since Brownback made his pledge.
Let’s end this playlist with the Student Physical Privacy Act bill that still has me shaking my head (and not in a good way). This bill focuses on targeting transgender youth in Kansas schools.
The “Student Physical Privacy Act” would mandate that students only use bathrooms, locker rooms and shower rooms designated for their birth sexes, in all public schools and universities. A separate clause also allows students to sue their schools for $2,500 if the law isn’t fully enforced.
Who exactly is going to be the gender police?
I think Lady Gaga is a perfect way to end this playlist and what I think of this terrible bill. Remember, there are many in Kansas who don’t believe like these lawmakers.