Kansas special session 2021: What should have been the focus?

Hosted By: Noah Taborda - November 29, 2021


The Kansas special legislative session last week only lasted one day but still elicited many strong responses and wild speeches. The new law provides moral, religious and medical exemptions to COVID-19 vaccine requirements and ensure unemployment compensation for anyone who is fired because of their vaccine status.

Considerations of such action were criticized by Democratic legislators who called the legislation a waste of taxpayer money, instead pointing to issues they said are in need of more immediate attention, like the food sales tax and the criminal justice system.

On this week’s Reflector podcast we hear some of the speeches that defined the special session, followed by a short conversation with Tom Witt, executive director of Equality Kansas, to debrief on the events.

Read more about what Kansas Democrats wished was the focus of the special session


Noah Taborda

reporter, Kansas Reflector