2016 Amendment Vote

Here’s how Kansas state senators voted on a proposed constitutional amendment that would have retaliated against our fair and impartial supreme court by restricting its ability to enforce school funding decisions. The vote was 26 “yea” in favor of retaliating against the court to 13 “nay” — one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to approve the bill.

Yea — 26

Steve Abrams, R-Arkansas City

Tom Arpke, R-Salina

Molly Baumgardner, R-Louisburg

Terry Bruce, R-Hutchinson

Jim Denning, R-Overland Park

Les Donovan, R-Wichita

Steve Fitzgerald, R-Leavenworth

Mitch Holmes, R-St. John

Jeff King, R-Independence

Forrest Knox, R-Altoona

Jacob LaTurner, R-Pittsburg

Garrett Love, R-Montezuma

Julia Lynn, R-Olathe

Ty Masterson, R-Andover

Jeff Melcher, R-Leawood

Michael O’Donnell, R-Wichita

Robert Olson, R-Olathe

Ralph Ostmeyer, R-Grinnell

Mike Petersen, R-Wichita

Mary Pilcher-Cook, R-Shawnee

Larry Powell, R-Garden City

Dennis Pyle, R-Hiawatha

Greg Smith, R-Overland Park

Caryn Tyson, R-Parker

Susan Wagle, R-Wichita

Rick Wilborn, R-McPherson

Nay — 13

Elaine Bowers, R-Concordia

Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita

Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence

David Haley, D-Kansas City

Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan

Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka

Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City

Laura Kelly, D-Topeka

Dan Kerschen, R-Garden Plain

Jeff Longbine, R-Emporia

Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick

Vicki Schmidt, R-Topeka

Kay Wolf, R-Prairie Village

Absent and not voting — 1

Pat Pettey, D-Kansas City