At the top of that list is whether or not to expand Medicaid in Kansas, something that has had growing support on both sides of the political aisle. State Rep. Sydney Carlin says the governor’s proposal does not allow for taxpayer funded abortions, but does include a federal provision that would prevail on that.
“You may have noticed that Russell, Kansas and I think Emporia, I’m not sure who the other one was, but at least two have made referendums at the city level to support Medicaid expansion. So when things like that begin to happen, the pressure builds, and all that helps,” he said.
Sen. Reddi says she believes there could be conversations to exempt state sales tax on other things besides food, or for veterans or social security.