Our blogging of Kansas politics is akin to commentary for a boxing match . . .
We don't really care about the outcome but it's entertaining to watch people beat each other's brains out whilst enjoying a bag of chips.
Again, after this latest Kansas session we notice a truism . . .
Our Republican friends aren't always on the same page and their lack of solidarity has inspired more than a bit of embarrassment despite all of the right-wing tough talk on social media.
As always, the sausage-making (nullus) of state government legislation is much more complicated than culture war braggadocio from mediocre people reading from talking point scripts.
And so . . . Anybody who follows the Heartland political game should take notice of this passage from the deeply red state of Kansas . . .
"Despite Republican supermajorities in the Kansas House and House Senate, the Legislature managed to override only nine of her 28 vetoes during four legislative sessions stretching from 2019 to 2022. The Legislature could convene in special session in second half of 2022 and provide Kelly new opportunity to flex veto muscles before close of her term in January. A reelection victory in November would offer four more years of veto intrigue . . ."
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Kelly pivoted increasingly to veto powers, winning two-thirds of showdowns with Legislature - Kansas Reflector
TOPEKA - Gov. Laura Kelly vetoed legislation three times as often in the past two years compared to the first half of the Democrat's term as governor. Despite Republican supermajorities in the Kansas House and House Senate, the Legislature managed to override only nine of her 28 vetoes during four legislative sessions stretching from 2019 to 2022.