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Legislative Reports by Paul Johnson

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

Paul follows critical legislation involving taxes and budget, elections and local government, Medicaid expansion, judicial selection, school funding and separation of powers.  These reports are available through the sponsorship by the League of Women Voters of Kansas.

2018 Legislative Reports Policy Watch

January 6, 2018–2018 Political Challenges
January 12, 2018–The Good Bye/Good luck Budget
January 19, 2018–Off to a Slow, Uncertain Start
January 26, 2018–Progress Report
February 3, 2018–Report
February 16, 2018–Revenue Revisions
February 23, 2018–Tyson Chicken Legislation
March 2, 2018–Industrial Chicken Rush
March 9, 2018–Corporate Chicken Welcome Mat
March 16, 2018–Noxious Weeds and Corporate Agriculture
March 23, 2018–School Funding Scramble
March 30, 2018–School Funding Stall
April 6, 2018–Regular Session Nears End
April 27, 2018–School Funding Fix
May 4, 2018–Friday Finale
May 18, 2018–Budgetary Stabiilzation

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