State Representative Ed Trimmer files for re-election of District 79

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Thank you for your input. -7 Vote up Vote down taxpayer · 220 weeks ago Doesn’t look like Mr. Trimmer has ever supported cuts in spending. Just another tax and spend liberal. It’s time this State cut spending. Kansas does not have a tax problem, Kansas has a spending problem. Report Reply 1 reply · active 220 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Taxpayer2 · 220 weeks ago While I certainly respect your right to your opinion, I must admit my disappointment at your willingness to use labels instead of discussing the issues. Please, let’s do better in this next election cycle. If you look at Rep. Trimmer’s record, you will see that he doesn’t conveniently fit your ‘tax and spend liberal’ label. Yes, in 2008 (during the nationwide recession), he voted for the 1 cent sales tax which was limited to three years. When the three years were up, he voted NOT TO RENEW that tax. The governor and his supporters voted to make it permanent. He voted against the 2012-2013 tax cuts that have been responsible for the economic mess now faced by our state. While those income tax cuts SEEMED to be a great idea, most Kansans have found that their income taxes have actually gone up because tax deductions on things like child care and health care were eliminated. I believe he VOTED AGAINST those changes because they were a back-door increase in taxes. What we face now is an unfair tax system, where some pay and others don’t. Last session, the legislature voted to increase sales tax in what was the largest tax increase in the history of the state. Rep. Trimmer DID NOT support that increase nor has he supported the past five budgets. The Conservative Republicans have had control of both the House and Senate for years. If, as they argue, that there is a spending problem, haven’t they been in a position to fix that problem? What are they waiting for? I suspect that it is much easier to make that argument during an election year rather than to actually solve the problem. Report Reply -4 Vote up Vote down Mike Wilson · 220 weeks ago In the eleven years that he has been in politics he have done a wonderful job of this ““We should not mortgage our future and the future of our children by borrowing money to pay our current debts,” Trimmer said of one of the reasons he is running for re-election. “We should stop raiding funds earmarked for highways, children, veterans, and senior citizens, just to make our budget balance.” hasn’t he. NOT! Report Reply 1 reply · active 220 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down FixOur State · 220 weeks ago I must say that I agree with Rep. Trimmer. Surely, you aren’t blaming him for his inability to keep these things from happening. Please remember who is in charge in Topeka. The Conservative Republicans hold a super-majority in the legislature, where they have voted in a budget that doesn’t balance, given the Governor the authority to make whatever cuts he chooses to and have done major damage to our schools, the delivery of health care to the poor, and to KPERS. Rep. Trimmer has voted against each one of these things. Unfortunately, he finds himself in a bipartisan minority of moderate Republicans and Democrats. What we need to do is send him back to Topeka with some help. If you are in his district, please support him. If you live in a different district, vote for someone who will join him in fighting against what has gone so very wrong with our state. Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down BornInASmallTown · 220 weeks ago I’d rather have this “tax and spend liberal” than the current “anti-tax” majority in office who are responsible for giving us the NINTH highest sales tax in the country and the SECOND highest grocery tax in the country. And it’s even more expensive here to drink away the tax sorrows 🙂 …..look to our neighboring states to the north and west. No 3.2 AND the cost of a case of BudLight is $4-$5 less. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Trimmer also co-sponsored the following resolutions.HR6020 – Commending the ministers, pastors, priests and rabbis of Kansas for their                              leadership and commitment to improving lives.HR6024 – Encouraging the statewide celebration of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s 125th                              birthday.HR6041 – Recognizing the patriotism and contributions of Veterans Service                                         Organizations and families of veterans.HR6042 – Honoring and recognizing Kansans who are Korean War Veterans.Follow us on Twitter. Ed TrimmerSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On Wednesday, May 18, State Representative Ed Trimmer filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives for District 79.  The district includes Winfield, Udall, Oxford, Belle Plaine and surrounding areas.  Trimmer has served in the House for the past eleven years.“We should not mortgage our future and the future of our children by borrowing money to pay our current debts,” Trimmer said of one of the reasons he is running for re-election. “We should stop raiding funds earmarked for highways, children, veterans, and senior citizens, just to make our budget balance.  I welcome the opportunity to continue the fight for a tax structure that is fair to all Kansan residents, a state that is out of debt, and one that provides adequate funding for our public schools and colleges.”In a press release released by the Ed Trimmer campaign, it states:Representative Trimmer takes his job in the legislature very seriously.  He has missed only 10 final action votes out of thousands during his tenure.  He also has one of the largest workloads of any legislator currently in office, including membership on four standing committees and three joint committees.  Because of his background in debate and student congress, Trimmer serves on the bi-partisan House Rules Committee, which is responsible for arbitrating disputes over procedure and for deciding germaneness issues in regard to amendments during debates on the House floor.  He has also been appointed to several study commissions covering such topics as education and the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System.According to the release, Trimmer takes a pragmatic approach to lawmaking and believes good legislation is more important than ideology or party politics. That is why he has worked with moderate Republicans and Democrats alike and why more than 95% of his votes in the last eleven years have been bi-partisan.“I believe governing is more than just slogans and campaign promises.”  Trimmer said.  “It is having the ability to look critically and objectively at legislation and to understand its possible impact on the citizens of the 79th District and the State of Kansas.”   That is why Representative Trimmer does his homework, which includes researching the issues, interviewing experts in the field, and talking to those impacted by any decision that the legislature makes.Trimmer places great importance on communication with people in his district.  He attends many community events, even in non-election years.  He also keeps in touch with his constituents through e-mail updates, newspaper articles, newsletters and by holding listening tours through out the district at least twice a year.  Trimmer believes that elected officials should be accessible and he makes a special point of trying to answer each and every communication he receives from those who live in his district.The press release goes on to say:Representative Trimmer has always been an active legislator and frequently speaks about various pieces of legislation on the House floor.  He also works to improve the quality of legislation by proposing amendments and by serving on subcommittees to modify legislation as well as conference committees that are tasked with working out compromises between Senate and House versions of a bill.During this past year, Representative Trimmer has individually sponsored or co-sponsored the following legislation:HB2148 – Kansas Transparency Act.HB2220 – Teachers’ contracts; due process.HB2487 – Legislative subsistence allowance; repealing the provisions increasing the                            allowance to match the federal employee per diem expenses and setting the allowance at $129 per day.HB2664 – Establishing the intercollegiate adaptive sport grant program.HB2667 – Certain sex crimes where offender is over 18 and victim is under 14, which currently have a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years, could be increased to 35 years if aggravating circumstances are found.HB2668 – Providing protections for employees who are victims of domestic violence.HB2669 – Repealing the food sales tax credit and enacting the food sales tax refund.HB2670 – Increasing the earned income tax credit.HB2671 – Providing homestead property tax refunds for renters.HB2672 – Eliminating certain income tax modifications for business income.HB2673 – Redeemable beverage containers and establishing the container deposit fund.HB2675 – Establishing the Kansas efficiency fund, Kansas rainy day fund and sales tax                                    on food rate reduction fund in the state treasury; disposition of moneys                                     identified as savings from the Kansas statewide efficiency reviews; sales                                    tax rate on food.last_img

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