Sunday, June 19, 2016

Candidate Questionnaire

Last week Interfaith Worker Justice Kansas sent the following candidate questionnaire to every candidate in Sedgwick County running for a seat in the Kansas State Legislature. We enclosed a self-addressed stamped return envelop with each questionnaire. We will publish responses to our survey--including the names of candidates who elect not to respond. Survey results will be shared with faith communities, organized labor, and the media. You can help ensure a more comprehensive result if you encourage candidates in your district to complete this survey. Thank you for your assistance.

IWJ – Kansas Candidates Questionnaire

(Please circle either YES or NO)

If elected:

1)  Will you vote to exempt groceries from the Kansas sales tax?                YES                  NO

2)  Will you vote to repeal the personal income exemption for business “pass-through” income?

                                                                                                                        YES                  NO

3)  Will you vote to restore a more progressive income tax?                       YES                  NO

4)  Will you vote to expand Medicaid?                                                           YES                  NO

5)  Will you vote for increased and more equitable funding for public education?

                                                                                                                        YES                  NO

6) Will you vote to repeal laws that make it harder for Kansas citizens to register and vote?

                                                                                                                        YES                  NO

7) Will you refrain from participation in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)?

                                                                                                                        YES                  NO

8)  Will you vote to repeal KSA 12-16, 130, the Kansas law that bans municipalities and counties from passing a local “living wage” ordinance?                                           YES                  NO

9)  Will you vote to increase the Kansas state minimum wage to at least $12 an hour?

                                                                                                                        YES                  NO

Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions.  Please return the completed questionnaire in the stamped, addressed envelope included with this mailing.