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Here's how senators voted on approving a sales tax increase

  • Wichitopekington
  • Published Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 11:05 p.m.
  • Updated Thursday, May 6, 2010, at 11:30 p.m.

TOPEKA, Kan. — The 23-17 vote late Thursday night by which the Kansas Senate ap-proved a bill increasing the state’s sales tax to generate $314 million for the next state budget.

A “yes” vote was to pass the bill. A “no” vote was against the bill.

Of the 31 Republicans, 15 voted “yes” and 16 voted “no.”

Of the 9 Democrats, 8 voted "yes” and one voted “no.”

REPUBLICANS VOTING YES Pete Brungardt, Salina. Jay Emler, Lindsborg. Terrie Huntington, Fairway. Bob Marshall, Fort Scott. Carolyn McGinn, Sedgwick. Steve Morris, Hugoton. Ralph Ostmeyer, Grinnell. Tim Owens, Overland Park. Roger Reitz, Manhattan. Vicki Schmidt, Topeka. Jean Schodorf, Wichita. Mark Taddiken, Clifton. Ruth Teichman, Stafford. Dwayne Umbarger, Thayer. John Vratil, Leawood.

REPUBLICANS VOTING NO Steve Abrams, Arkansas City. Pat Apple, Louisburg. Jim Barnett, Emporia. Karin Brownlee, Olathe. Terry Bruce, Hutchinson. Jeff Colyer, Overland Park. Les Donovan, Wichita. Tim Huelskamp, Fowler. Dick Kelsey, Goddard. Julia Lynn, Olathe. Ty Masterson, Andover. Mike Petersen, Wichita. Mary Pilcher-Cook, Shawnee. Dennis Pyle, Hiawatha. Derek Schmidt, Independ-ence. Susan Wagle, Wichita.

DEMOCRATS VOTING YES Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Wichita. Marci Francisco, Lawrence. David Haley, Kansas City. Anthony Hensley, Topeka. Tom Holland, Baldwin City. Laura Kelly, Topeka. Kelly Kultala, Kansas City. Janis Lee, Kensington.

DEMOCRATS VOTING NO Chris Steineger, Kansas City.

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