Another Hateful Senate Bill
Posted on February 23, 2016
Kansas bill Senate Bill 366 will forbid the use of zoning to encourage affordable housing. It targets several hated groups all at once: poor people, Lawrence liberals, and city planning supporters. The legislature is on a reactionary stampede, rushing through movement-conservative-backed legislation with little or no debate to beat the deadline for passing in one house.
I will make a testable prediction:
every bill passed during this stampede will include a hit at some group of people they hate. I’ll give a partial outcome report later, based on newspaper articles. I may or may not get around to analyzing all the actual bills.