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Top Senate Republican Calls for Pay Hikes for Corrections Officers

Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita issued a statement Wednesday urging Brownback to take executive action. She toured the El Dorado Correctional Facility with hometown Republican Sen. Bruce Givens.

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Brownback takes Kansas lawmakers ‘to the brink’ with latest veto

Sen. Bruce Givens, R-El Dorado, called the governor hypocritical for denouncing the income tax bill he vetoed after helping to push through a sales tax increase in 2015. That year, lawmakers raised the sales tax rate to close another budget gap.

Givens said the veto amounted to the governor saying “I dare you” to lawmakers.

“His logic does not make sense to me,” Givens said.

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What is your number one priority for the upcoming legislative session and how do you plan to address it?

A fair tax plan! We have too much reliance on property tax and sales tax. The income tax issue where over 330,000 people who once paid income taxes and are not now is the biggest issue. What should these people be paying (as far as income tax)? That will be the question and issue that we can work out in the session.

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Givens files for 14th District Senate Seat

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Career special educator Bruce Givens of El Dorado announced he has filed with the Kansas Secretary of State for the 14th District Kansas Senate seat for the August Republican Primary.

Givens was born in Coffeyville, raised in Arkansas City, and has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in special education and educational administration from Emporia State University. He currently serves as assistant director of special education with the Butler County Special Education Cooperative.

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