Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Jerry Stogsdill
Jerry Stogsdill

Stogsdill posts explanation for vote against senate tax bill backed by moderate Republicans. Rep. Jerry Stogsdill on Friday posted a lengthy message on Facebook explaining his decision to vote against HB2067, a tax bill that would have restored many of the income taxes cut in 2012. ” I was under pressure from a number of internal and external individuals and organizations to vote in favor of this bill but I am not going to vote for a bill that was basically ‘Brownback light,'” he wrote. You can see the full explanation post here.

Village Presbyterian to host luncheon on dealing with loved one’s suicide. Five local churches — : St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, St. John’s United Methodist Church, Second Presbyterian Church, Village Presbyterian Church, and Country Club Christian Church — on Tuesday will host a lunch event dealing with grief and healing in the face of a family member’s suicide. The guest will be Jennifer Jones-Lacy, who will share her personal story of coping with the loss of a loved one. The event begins at noon Tuesday at Village Presbyterian Church. An offering basket will be available for those interested in making a donation.