TOPEKA -- Here is how Kansas City-area House members voted on a bill that would bar public employee unions from using automated deductions for political activities. Final vote Thursday morning was 68-56 for passage.
Opponents of the bill said it was tantamount to union busting and trampling on the free speech of teachers and other public employees. Supporters said it was designed to protect public employees from being pressured into giving money to political activities they oppose.
Here is the vote:
Yes: Rob Bruchman, R-Overland Park: Willie Dove, R-Bonner Springs; Keith Esau, R-Olathe; Amanda Grosserode, R-Lenexa; Brett Hildabrand, R-Shawnee; Lance Kinzer, R-Olathe; Marvin Kleeb; R-Overland Park Jerry Lunn, R-Overland Park Charles Macheers, R-Shawnee Craig McPherson, R-Overland Park; Kelly Meigs, R-Lenexa; Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell; Bob Montgomery, R-Olathe; John Rubin; R-Shawnee; Ron Ryckman Jr.; R-Olathe; Scott Scwab; R-Olathe Arlen Siegfreid, R-Olathe; James Todd; R-Overland Park;
No Barbara Bollier, R-Mission Hills; Tom Burroughs, D-Kansas City; Larry Campbell, R-Olathe; Stephanie Clayton, R-Overland Park; Stan Frownfelter, D-Kansas City; Broderick Henderson, D-Kansas City; Nancy Lusk, D-Overland Park; Emily Perry, D-Overland Park; Mike Peterson, D-Kansas City; Melissa Rooker, R-Fairway; Louis Ruiz, D-Kansas City; Valdenia Winn, D-Kansas City; Kathy Wolfe Moore, D-Kansas City