Republican Legilslative Op-Ed on Court Ruling

March 7th, 2017 Rep. Whitmer today joined nine other state legislators in writing an op-ed piece that was published by the Wichita Eagle on the recent KS Supreme Court decision. The contents of the article are published below:   Who Pays? The Kansas Tax Bill for workers and business owners grows. In their latest ruling, the …

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Wichita Eagle article on defending the rights of ALL Kansas children.

Federal and State governments have a duty to protect our children, but President Obama’s Administration has directly threatened the privacy, dignity and safety of every child in America attending a public school.  No child should be forced into an intimate setting like a restroom or locker room with someone of the opposite sex. “Rep. John …

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Kansas Transparency Act Has Hearing Before House Appropriations Committee

The Kansas Transparency Act (HB 2573) was heard in the House Appropriations Committee this morning, Rep. Whitmer, one of the two co-sponsors of the bill, testified in support. There were no opponents to the bill and the proponents included the Kansas Press Association, Americans For Prosperity, the Secretary of State’s office and the Board of Directors …

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Whitmer & Carpenter Introduce KS Transparency Act.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 28, 2016 Representatives introduce capitol transparency bill TOPEKA—Representative Blake Carpenter (R-Derby) and Representative John Whitmer (R-Wichita) on Thursday introduced a bill that provides for the livestreaming of legislative committee proceedings on the internet through the Information Network of Kansas (INK). The bill, HB 2573, would give the director of Legislative Administrative …

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