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'''Stephen Morris''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Kansas State Senate]], representing the '''39th''' District since 1993.  He has been the [[President of the Senate]] since 2004.  Previously, from 1977 to 1993, he was the President and Vice-President of the Unified School District 210 Board of Education.  
 
'''Stephen Morris''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Kansas State Senate]], representing the '''39th''' District since 1993.  He has been the [[President of the Senate]] since 2004.  Previously, from 1977 to 1993, he was the President and Vice-President of the Unified School District 210 Board of Education.  
 
==Policy Positions==
 
Sen. Morris does not list his issue positions on his website.
 
 
''See: [http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=6906 Stephen Morris's issue positions from Project Vote Smart]''
 
 
Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Morris includes:<reF>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisIntroduced/detailsLegislation.do Legislation]</ref>
 
* An amendment to create a budget stabilization fund<reF>[http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/2009_1614.pdf Bill 1614]</reF>
 
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
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* [[Federal and State Affairs Committee, Kansas Senate|Federal and State Affairs]]
 
* [[Federal and State Affairs Committee, Kansas Senate|Federal and State Affairs]]
 
* [[Natural Resources Committee, Kansas Senate|Natural Resources]]
 
* [[Natural Resources Committee, Kansas Senate|Natural Resources]]
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==Issues==
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Sen. Morris does not list his issue positions on his website.
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''See: [http://www.votesmart.org/npat.php?can_id=6906 Stephen Morris's issue positions from Project Vote Smart]''
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Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Morris includes:<reF>[http://www.kslegislature.org/legsrv-legisIntroduced/detailsLegislation.do Legislation]</ref>
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* An amendment to create a budget stabilization fund<reF>[http://www.kslegislature.org/bills/2010/2009_1614.pdf Bill 1614]</reF>
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===Education spending===
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Morris said one of the few options for legislators is to start cutting services that in the past had been off limits. In Kansas, about 85 percent of the state’s general fund budget is spent on education and Medicaid and another 6 percent goes to fund public employee pensions.
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Morris said everything else is funded with the remaining 9 percent and many of those other functions, such as prisons, have very little flexibility.
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Some cuts have been made in programs, including education, but deeper cuts are inevitable, Morris said.
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“At least in the near term, we will see reduced levels of services in most states and most programs,” Morris said. “The economy is improving, but it hasn’t improved to the point where there’s very much difference.”<ref>[http://kansas.watchdog.org/5879/kansas-senate-pres-morris-deeper-cuts-necessary-including-education/ "Kansas Senate Pres. Morris: Deeper Cuts Necessary, Including Education," ''Kansas Watchdog'', December 10, 2010]</ref>
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==

Revision as of 14:50, 14 December 2010

Stephen Morris
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Kansas Senate District 39
Incumbent
Assumed office
1993
Current term ends
2013
Political party Republican
Profession Farmer
Website Senate site

Stephen Morris is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing the 39th District since 1993. He has been the President of the Senate since 2004. Previously, from 1977 to 1993, he was the President and Vice-President of the Unified School District 210 Board of Education.

Committee assignments

Sen. Morris serves on these legislative committees:[1]

Issues

Sen. Morris does not list his issue positions on his website.

See: Stephen Morris's issue positions from Project Vote Smart

Recent legislation sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Morris includes:[2]

  • An amendment to create a budget stabilization fund[3]

Education spending

Morris said one of the few options for legislators is to start cutting services that in the past had been off limits. In Kansas, about 85 percent of the state’s general fund budget is spent on education and Medicaid and another 6 percent goes to fund public employee pensions.

Morris said everything else is funded with the remaining 9 percent and many of those other functions, such as prisons, have very little flexibility.

Some cuts have been made in programs, including education, but deeper cuts are inevitable, Morris said.

“At least in the near term, we will see reduced levels of services in most states and most programs,” Morris said. “The economy is improving, but it hasn’t improved to the point where there’s very much difference.”[4]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Morris was re-elected to the 39th District Seat in the Kansas State Senate with no opposition. [5] He raised $184,420 for his campaign. [6]

Kansas State Senate, District 39 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Morris (R) 18,215 100%

Campaign Donors

In 2008 Morris collected $184,420 in donations.[7]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
AT&T $2,250
Kansans for Quality Mental Health Services $2,000
High Plains Telecommunications $2,000
Kansas Association of Realtors $2,000

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