April 22, 2016

The regular session of the 2016 legislative season ended on March 24 this year, which was over a week early. It appears that the legislature will get its work done within the 90 day limit set by the Kansas Constitution. I appreciate legislative leadership encouraging committee chairs to get work done in a timely manner,[…]

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#Hesston Strong

#Hesston Strong How do you write a legislative update after the events that battered our communities last week? The issues we argue, fuss, and fight about in Topeka are trivial in comparison to the tragedies that just shook our normally safe, small towns. My heart, thoughts, and prayers go to all of the victims, their[…]

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2016 Heats Up

With a budget crisis for the fifth year after a national recession, the first two weeks of session have started out relatively slowly. We are seeing a few bills introduced and heard in committees, including bills fixing legislation such as the severability clause in a judicial bill, tying funding in with policy that was ruled[…]

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Carolyn’s Comments

Legislative Update The following Summary of Legislation Summaries are the most current publications and should provide you with more information about current legislative rulings and processes. 2015 Preliminary Summary of Legislation-Supplement 2015 Preliminary Summary of Legislation