Special Session Compromise: Why I Voted No
Every year – every session – the Kansas Legislature has a heated debate about school funding in Kansas. In the special session of 2016, the Senate passed a revised school finance bill 39-1. I voted No. Here’s why.

Funding Facts: The Truth of Education Spending in Kansas
There are a lot of claims about the state of education funding in Kansas, particularly in light of the litigation that continues to dominate the headlines. What are the actual facts? Learn The Truth About Education Spending in Kansas, including several links from the Kansas Department of Education detailing spending statewide as well as local districts within Senate District 10.

Adult Stem Cell Hearing Testimony
Below is a list of testimony offered during the 2013 hearings on Adult Stem Cell Research.

Adult Stem Cell Hearing Testimony
Dr. David Prentice, Ph.D. (Testimony)
Dr. Buddhadeb Dawn, M.D. FAHA, FACC, FACP (Testimony | Powerpoint Presentation)

Dr. Omar Aljitaw, M.D. (Powerpoint)
Dr. Dana Winegarner , D.O. (Testimony)
Richard Waters (Testimony)



Archived Information
Below is of somewhat dated, yet stil relevant, information Mary released in past years dealing with various issues.

The Road Forward on Health Care -- From December of 2012, this column by Mary details her efforts to pass the Health Care Freedom Amendment in Kansas and discusses the problems with ObamaCare.

Health Care Freedom in Kansas -- In 2009, Mary Pilcher-Cook wrote the following column for the "State Spotlight" section of "Inside ALEC", the monthly newsletter for the American Legislative Exchange Council.

The Road to Prosperity in Kansas -- In 2011, Mary Pilcher-Cook wrote this column discussing the Kansas budget situation and the relevant votes in 2011. Though five years ago, it helps paint a picture about the budget situation that was in front of legislators when Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson left office and the challenges facing lawmakers at the time.