Hutch editorial points out bad policy

We agree with this editorial, too, and hope that last weekend’s events showed many Kansans how corrupt the Kansas legislature has become and the importance of looking beyond postcard spin in August and November.
“Why, if [corporate tax credit scholarships and elimination of teacher due process] are so grand and necessary and widely supported by the electorate, were they not presented on their own, in a separate piece of legislation? And why, instead of vetting the proposals in the chambers’ respective education committees, were they inserted in the 11th hour in a school finance bill?
The answer is simple: Those proposals didn’t stand a chance alone, and their only hope was to piggyback on a required education bill. In that way, the state’s business lobby was able both to push through its agenda and set the stage to attack lawmakers who refused to vote for bad education policy wrapped inside education spending.
Yet voters would do well this summer to remember the moderates who showed true Kansas courage by refusing to kneel before the Kansas Kingmakers who have grown accustomed to weak-willed lawmakers eager to do their bidding.”

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