I am tempted to say no to all of them, but some may actually be good. Does someone have a list of those to retain? There is one KS Supreme, six KS Appeal, 10 District, and three magistrate. Man-o-man, who are these people and why are there so many?? And while you are at it, what about this watercraft tax constitution thing? Like why are they asking me this?? Man, I just want my Obama food stamps!!!!
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My sources say vote no on all judges EXCEPT Leben, Bruns, and Vano. Good to see 3 of them are worth retaining.
As for the boat thing...even the boat dealer I asked didn't know about it. If passed, would allow the state to treat watercraft differently than other personal property (cars?). Probably trying to 'stick it to' those with enough free time to get out on the water. I'm voting NO on this constitutional amendment question.
This has been one of the discussions on our V&V Group networking.....and a definite concern of mine as well. I have been voting NO on all of them for years because finding out anything about them is overwhelming, if at all possible....and do not like the way Kansas initially gets them into office just for starters.
IF we are fortunate enough to get the conservative Kansas Republican House AND Senate this election, think we have a good chance to get the Kansas law for judicial choices changed. Representatives Kinzer and Rubin are two (Kinzer a lawyer; Rubin former judge) who are interested in working something through the system to make it better. As it is now, in simple essence, is that the appointment choices are narrowed by a group of attorneys with three names given to the Governor for his appointment, which he must choose from only those three.
Then, after they're in, they seem to be in "for life".....the public "votes" (loosely used here) to only RETAIN. Most people are going to say, "oh, okay....sure..."
I don't know about Steve Leben....he WAS appointed by Sebelius, which makes me a little nervous about WHO he is and what his voting decisions would be.....as consider her a way-out liberal. I don't think I'd include him in my "yes" list....unless someone here can tell me otherwise and why.....
DAVID BRUNS....appointed by Bill Graves 1999 AND by Sam Brownback in 2011. I will vote YES on him, but would still like to know more if anyone knows....
Sally....help me remember what you're talking about re the Constitutional Amendment....
I thought you were talking about the judges because we'd had some discussion on that within V&V.....
What a Chipper friend told me, who'd already voted, was that voting against this question meant that one would keep the status quo...which would likely mean that more will still go into other states to purchase to save money (I related it to Democrat John Kerry and his yacht maintenance and boarding....would not do it in his own state of Massachusetts because it cost more than his neighboring state).
Voting YES on this question would mean we want Kansas to lower the taxes to keep the money in our state.
Now....I have done no research on this at all on my own...this is what I was told by a third party.