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:
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…
Bill to Streamline Death Penalty Appeals Following Carr Decision
TOPEKA | In light of the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision last Friday in the Carr brothers’ death-penalty cases, four legislative leaders have announced their intention to reintroduce a bill to streamline appeals of death penalty cases. Senators Jeff King and Greg Smith and Representatives John Rubin and Jan Pauls will pre-file this bill prior to the next legislative session.
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.
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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