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Support teachers and local school districts to provide amazing educational opportunities for students and their families

While important progress has been made, Mari-Lynn knows more can be done to assure excellence in our public schools in Kansas.  She would like to:

  • Fully fund special/gifted education using state dollars so local school districts can spend their own money in general education classrooms.

  • Let local school districts make the best decisions for their own areas and fight costly overreach from the state legislature.

  • Continue to address the growing teacher shortage crisis by providing scholarships and incentives to both new and current teachers.

  • Keep tax dollars in public schools and prevent the siphoning of public money to subsidize private schools.

Maintain safe and healthy communities by funding our public safety budgets and expanding mental health and addiction services

In Topeka, Mari-Lynn uses her voice as Ranking Member of Transportation and Public Safety to keep our communities strong and secure. She would like to:

  • Invest in evidence-based mental health and addiction services for both children and adults.

  • Ensure public safety budgets are funded to protect our communities.

  • Expand Medicaid to cover 150,000 more Kansans and bring back billions of Kansas dollars to our economy.

Expand our vibrant economy with tax policies that are fiscally responsible, sustainable, and equitable that build on our successes in recent years

Mari-Lynn is proud to support the initiatives of Governor Kelly's administration that resulted in multi-year record-breaking capital investment in Kansas. To keep that momentum, she would like to:

  • Advance innovative policies that help Kansas businesses attract and retain employees.

  • Address Kansas's budget with sensible and fair taxes, without raising taxes for Kansas families.

  • Invest in our schools, Pre-K through college, so students are prepared for the workforce and businesses are attracted to Kansas.

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