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Veto Session Report | May 9, 2022

Veto Session Report May 9, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Lawmakers returned to Topeka on April 25 to convene the wrap-up period known as Veto Session. True to its name, senators and representatives attempted a handful of veto overrides while also wrapping up other items of business before…

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This Week in Topeka | March 28-April 1, 2022

This Week in Topeka March 28-April 1, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session The main part of the 2022 Legislative Session has come to a close. Lawmakers will return to Topeka on April 25 for the veto session where they will consider potential gubernatorial vetoes and wrap up remaining…

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President’s Message | Be the change

President’s Message April 2022 From the Business Perspective Newsletter Be the change I love to read recipes. Recipe magazines, cookbooks, stacks of recipe cards, you name it. I collect (my husband says “hoard”) recipes, far too many to try. Despite the numerous variations available, I often make the same dishes the same way, sticking to…

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This Week in Topeka | March 21-25, 2022

This Week in Topeka March 21-25, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session A planned short week has come to a close in Topeka. Lawmakers spent their time on their respective chamber floors churning through bills and amendments in advance of Wednesday’s deadline to consider all bills. Lawmakers will return…

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This Week in Topeka | March 7-11, 2022

This Week in Topeka March 7-11, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Just as things were humming along in Topeka, Mother Nature decided to cut things short with another Thursday snowstorm. While the incoming snow didn’t put everything on hold, it did cause quite a few hearings to be…

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This Week in Topeka | February 14-18, 2022

This Week in Topeka February 14-18, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session With turn around day coming soon, the week in Topeka was focused on moving legislation out of committee and queuing it up on the House and Senate General Orders Calendars – a holding pen of sorts for…

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This Week in Topeka | February 7-11, 2022

This Week in Topeka February 7-11, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Bill introductions hit a fever pitch as deadlines for individual lawmaker and committee bill introductions occurred this week. This doesn’t completely stop the flow of bill introductions as there are still a few ways to bring a…

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This Week in Topeka | January 31-February 4, 2022

This Week in Topeka January 31-February 4, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session What started out as a normal week in Topeka ended rather hurriedly as a looming mid-week snowstorm led to most legislative activities for the week being shuffled around or canceled altogether.  Next week several key legislative…

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This Week in Topeka | January 24-28, 2022

This Week in Topeka January 24-28, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Activity in the capitol picked up this week including action on a congressional redistricting map and a new economic development incentive aimed at helping Kansas compete for large “mega” projects. The 2022 Legislature seems to be hitting…

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This Week in Topeka | January 17-21, 2022

This Week in Topeka January 17-21, 2022 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session After taking Monday off to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. the Legislature returned to action on Tuesday. A few important measures were worked on the House and Senate floors, but the bulk of the…

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