Willie Dove, Kansas State Representative, District 38, Republican

Welcome to my Website!

I am honored to be your State Representative for District 38. Since living in this area, I have fought for conservative principles through activity in local elections and in one on one representation with Youth Friends within the community.

As a believer of our youth, we have to stand up for what we believe in and not compromise on moral principles. We must protect our older population because they have laid the ground work through hard work. I can be a positive voice of encouragement. At present Kansas income taxes are among the highest in the country and we can and will do better in the future.
Since living in Kansas I have been a small businessman. I have seen several small businesses dissolved because of regulations and higher taxes. We must cut regulations that continue to discourage growth and help to populate other favorable states. We must prioritize and put the welfare of our community and Kansas first. We chose this community and we will continue to serve it.
- Willie Dove
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    Town Hall Meeting with Willie Dove

    Town Hall Meeting with Willie Dove
    Saturday, April 23 @ 9:00 am

    Basehor VFW • 2806 N 155th St.
    You're invited to a town hall meeting with Representative Willie Dove at the Basehor VFW. The VFW will serve a light breakfast at 8:00 am and the town hall meeting will start at 9:00. Representative Willie Dove can also be reached by phone (785-296-7670) or email Willie.Dove@house.ks.gov.
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    Kansas House Republicans 2016 Session Update

    Bills you probably haven't heard about 
    (but should)

    Freedom from unaccountable regulations 

    Remember how the Environmental Protection Agency decided it had jurisdiction over the water in puddles, drainage ditches, and farm ponds? That regulation, known as "Waters of the U.S.," was put in place by un-elected bureaucrats not accountable whatsoever to voters. Thankfully there is currently a court-ordered injunction in place on that regulation after Kansas and several other states sued. But Waters of the U.S. is just a symptom of a broad, ongoing issue with regulations and policy directives ordered by un-elected federal agencies that are enforced as law. 

    To address the issue, the House passed HCR 5022, urging U.S. Congress to adopt an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that allows one-fourth of the U.S. House of Representatives to file written opposition to a proposed federal regulation. After that, the proposed regulation must receive a majority of votes in both the House and Senate in order to go into effect.This amendment would restore the full authority of lawmaking back to the elected representatives of the people, and enforce accountability as the framers of the U.S. Constitution intended.

    Reforming the budget process    
    Please don't let your eyes glaze over yet. Overhauling the way the state budget is constructed is a huge deal that will profoundly improve state government and do even more to ensure your tax dollars are being used wisely.

    Here's a quick refresher on how the state budget process works currently. Agencies submit their budget requests to the governor, usually for the same amount or more than they received last year. The governor reviews those agency requests, then presents his budget proposal to lawmakers during the State of the State. Legislative budget committees (House Appropriations and Senate Ways & Means) look over those recommendations, hold hearings, and put together their own version, which usually has a lot of components of the governor's recommendation. They pass it out of committee onto the full House, which then votes on it. For more details on this, here's a handy chart. 
    There's not a lot of time for part-time legislators to to examine the intricacies of agency budgets. Much of the time, lawmakers just have to take the word of the agency official to determine whether a program is fulfilling its mission and taxpayer dollars are being spent effectively.

    But, HB 2739 goes a long way toward changing that, using what's known as "Performance Based Budgeting." Under the bill starting next year agencies will provide "program service inventories," for each state government program to lawmakers. The inventories will include information such as: program function, program history, intersections with other state programs, federal funding and associated requirements, priority ranking, consequences of not funding the program, and the statute that authorized the program. In short, they will have to justify each dollar they are spending.    
    In future years, the bill would require the implementation of outcome performance measures to evaluate program effectiveness. In other words:
    government accountability and transparency. 

    Gone will be the days of "we've just always done it this way."

    More options for moms
    More and more expectant mothers are choosing to deliver their babies under the care of nurse-midwives. SB 402 will allow nurse-midwives to practice without  a collaborative practice agreement with physicians. This free-market reform will help expand care options for women statewide, but especially in rural areas. Nurse-midwives who don't practice with a physician will be required to be licensed by both the Kansas Board of Nursing and the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which is the oversight board for doctors. 

    Want to look over every bill that's passed the legislature?
    The Kansas Legislative Research Department has released their preliminary summary of all the legislation that's passed so far this session. The original can be found here and the supplemental can be found here. 

    It's not me, it's you! 

    Remember last week when the House Minority Leader completely lost it and broke House rules? 

    This week, he reminded us that Democrats have zero value for personal responsibility by posting this meme (minus the censored bar) for his Facebook friends. That "apology" he gave? Probably not so sincere.

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