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Legislative Reports by Paul Johnson

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Paul Johnson, an organic farmer and a registered lobbyist for the Kansas Rural Center, writes weekly legislative updates during the session.

In 2017, The League of Women Voters of Kansas is sponsoring the Kansas Rural Center’s “Policy Watch” in order to bring you timely legislative reports from policy analyst Paul Johnson. LWVK and KRC support each other’s mission and recognize the value of coordination and collaboration for the betterment of Kansas.  

Paul follows critical legislation involving taxes and budget, elections and local government, Medicaid expansion, judicial selection, school funding and separation of powers.

2017 Legislative Reports  Policy Watch

Note: The veto session began May 1. One hundred days have been allocated for this 2017 legislative session, which should have ended on May 26. The Kansas legislature adjourned on June 10, after a 113-day session.

June 22: “Legislative Wrap Up”
June 9: “Tax Law Veto Overridden”
June 2: “Final Battles? School Funding and Taxes”
May 26: “School Funding and Tax Plan Progress?”
May 19: “Legislative Stall”
May 12: “Statehouse Scramble”
May 5:  “Statehouse Struggles” 
April 28: “Decision Time is Here”
April 7: “Legislative Stall”
March 31: “Budget Balancing Act”
March 25: “School Finance Solution-Will it be Enough?”
March 17:  “School Finance Progress
March 10: “School Finance Challenge”
February 24: “Revenue Roulette”
February 17: “Revenue Roundup”
February 10: “Tax/Budget Battle Update”
February 3:  “Tax Debate Progress”
January 27  “Tax Debate”
January 20:  “Kansas Budget”
January 13:  “Kansas Budget Battles”
Preview Report:  “Political Uncertainties”


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