Melissa is a recognized professional in project development, formerly with Clint Eastwood's Malpaso Productions. Back at home in Fairway, she has channeled that energy into advocacy for public schools, recognizing education’s intrinsic ties to business growth and community revitalization, so essential to our quality of life in Northeast Johnson County.
The 2017 legislative session is underway.
My new committee assignments are:
9:00 am - Federal & State Affairs, Daily, Room 346-S
When Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback passed massive tax cuts in 2012, the hope was to accelerate the state's languid economy. A year later, growth slowed and the state deficit shot up.
Kansas GOP lawmaker Melissa Rooker (@MelissaRooker) helped lead the rollback of the tax plan in 2016, calling it "reckless fiscal management." Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Rooker about that effort and lessons learned from the Kansas tax experiment....