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Legislative Reports / “Policy Watch” 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.


January 10, 2020 – #1 2020 Legislature Preview
January 17, 2020 – #2 The 2020 Kansas State Budget Debate
January 24, 2020 – #3 Legislative Notes
January 31, 2020 – #4 Kansas Water Authority Report
February   7, 2020 – #5 PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS AUDIT (link TBD)
February 14, 2020 – #6 Executive Reorganization Orders 101
February 20, 2020 – #7 Budgetary Manipulations
February 28, 2020 – #8 Economic Development Opportunities
March 6, 2020 – #9 Mid-Session Review: Stalemate Drags On
March 13, 2020 – #10 Legislative Uncertainty Amid the COVID-19 Virus
March 20, 2020 – #11 Governmental Challenges Amid COVID-19

 

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