I was interviewed recently on the "Statehouse Blend" program on KCUR public radio in Kansas City. I was asked about issues involving the budget and taxes as well as highway funding and the KDOT budget. Here is the link to the audio:
Comcast Newsmaker Interview
During a recent video interview, I discussed the budget that was passed in this year's legislative session and the bill to fund it. Here's the LINK to view the short video
A Record of Proven Results
FIGHTING FOR LOWER TAXES
John has fought for lower taxes in Kansas, enabling families to keep more of their own money to save, spend and invest in a growing economy.
BALANCING THE BUDGET AND KEEPING SPENDING IN CHECK
John led efforts to defeat irresponsible budget growth, eliminate wasteful spending and increase government efficiency.
PROTECTING YOUR LIBERTY
State government is the first line of defense against federal overreach. John has fought to protect your second amendment rights, to resist an over-zealous Environmental Protection Agency and to overturn ObamaCare.
CARING FOR KANSAS KIDS
John led the charge to extend basic health insurance coverage to children suffering with autism. (Watch John's video on the Video Page) Now the parentsof children with autism can more easily afford the vital medical care their children need. Read more...
KEEPING OUR STREETS AND NEIGHBORHOODS SAFE
John has been the driving force behind increasing the severity and enhancing the penalties for drunk drivers, strengthening Kansas criminal laws for the worst of the worst, eliminating the statute of limitations for rape in Kansas and promoting governmental accountability and transparency.
OPENING THE PUBLIC RECORD
John authored a bill calling for the public release of probable cause affidavits supporting search and arrest warrants in Kansas. He was recently awarded the 2014 Friend of Open Government award by the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government. Read more…
Rep. Rubin was a leader in passage of a bill requiring legislative approval of any expansion of Medicaid under Obamacare. A House leader in passage of the Health Care Freedom Act.
SUPPORTING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
John voted for a bill that increased public school funding by $129 million and allowed more local control for Johnson County school districts. Read more…
PROTECTING RAPE VICTIMS
The statute of limitations on the prosecution of rape cases was abolished. Read more…
Rubin Leads Judicial Reform Efforts
I recently responded to Brandon Smith, policy director for Gov. Brownback, regarding my consideration of alternatives to incarceration for youthful or adult offenders convicted of drug crimes. He sought my opinion on the matter and here’s how I responded:
Tax Plan Fixes Budget Hole
TOPEKA | In accordance with the rule of law, which is a foundational principle for me, just as the Kansas Constitution requires, I voted for and the legislature has passed and sent to Governor Brownback’s desk a conservative tax plan and budget that balances. Forged by stout debate, this package is a victory for Kansans, and keeps taxes as low as possible for all Kansans.
A Busy Year Ahead
In my capacity as Chair of the House Standing Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice, and in conjunction with my specialized experience and expertise in and responsibility for overseeing the state's criminal law and sentencing codes, juvenile justice system and corrections issues, my work on your behalf will continue throughout the year even though the 2015 legislative session has concluded.
A Recent History of Kansas School Funding
Here’s what happened when a large influx of federal stimulus money was provided to the state for schools during the “Great Recession” and what happened when it all went away.
The largest reduction in state spending (the blue bar above) occurred in 2010 during the governorship of Democrat Mark Parkinson at a time when the recession was hammering the state’s revenue picture.
Praise for Leadership Skills
Jim McLean has written a very good article about my work in the Legislature in an issue of The Journal, a publication of the Kansas Leadership Center. Chris Green, The Journal’s managing editor, wrote to me stating: “I am really excited to able to offer that example of leadership to our readers and I’ve heard very good feedback about the story thus far.”
Here's the link to The Journal’s story: http://klcjr.nl/johnrubin
Governor Signs Bill Protecting Unborn from Ghastly Procedure
I was on hand when Gov. Sam Brownback signed SB 95 into law during a ceremony today (April 28, 2015) at the Holy Trinity Parish in Lenexa. The bill is the Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act. (Video by Jim Sullinger Strategies LLC)
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