The session is off and running fairly quickly this year. The major tax and spend issues are still fairly muffled at this point, but expect that to crescendo up throughout the session. The state started this session with a few million extra dollars in the coffers that were not anticipated and folks are eager [...]

STATEHOUSE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE 1.20202020-02-26T00:39:15-06:00

Kansas legislators predict hot topics for the 2020 session

Tim Carpenter, statehouse bureau chief at The Topeka Capital-Journal, moderated a panel taking a look at the significant issues for the upcoming 2020 legislative session. Panelist included: Rep. Eileen Horn, Sen. Marci Francisco, KRC’s Paul Johnson, Sen. Dennis “Boog” Highberger, and Rep. Rui Xu. When four Kansas state legislators and [...]

Kansas legislators predict hot topics for the 2020 session2020-02-25T20:48:30-06:00

Budget Issues Preoccupy Legislature in 2016

Kansas Farmers Union Tracks Agriculture and Food Bills One good thing about the budget crisis in Kansas is that it pretty well focuses our legislature on paying the bills while we have much less income coming into state coffers. It doesn’t give them as much time to mess with our lives on the farm that [...]

Budget Issues Preoccupy Legislature in 20162016-11-04T21:46:11-05:00

Kansas Legislature Update

The Kansas Legislature wrapped up its regular session Sunday, April 6, two days later than originally planned, following a controversial debate and passage of a school finance bill.  What should have been a clean bill to fund poorer school districts turned into one that narrowly passed both houses after divisive debate over policy issues thrown [...]

Kansas Legislature Update2016-11-04T21:46:41-05:00