The mantra for the 2022 legislative session: It could have been worse

Kansas legislators didn't punish the LGBTQ community nor did they allow Sen. Mark Steffen's conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 vaccine hold sway



May 3, 2022 - 3:26 PM

It could have been worse.

That’s not the kind of statement that inspires excitement and applause, or rouses one’s fellow Kansans to ecstasies of celebration. It’s still an accurate summary of the 2022 Legislature, which saw its veto session careen to a close early Friday.

At various points, chamber leaders or arch-conservative legislators proposed a passel of policy that would have wounded our state for years to come.

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