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News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Governor Laura Kelly Announces U.S. 69 Expansion and Modernization Project in Johnson County On July 8, 2021, Governor Laura Kelly announced in Overland Park that the region’s number one priority, the U.S. 69 Expansion and Modernization project – totaling a $300 million investment – has been committed to construction as…

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This Week in Topeka May 3-7, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session That’s a wrap!  The 2021 session of the Kansas Legislature adjourned after a week of overriding vetoes and passing last-minute legislation left over from the main part of the session. Sine Die, scheduled for May 26, is…

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This Week in Topeka April 5-9, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session The main portion of the 2021 session ended last Friday evening when the House and Senate completed a flurry of votes on last-minute legislation setting the stage for first adjournment. It was a busy week of conference…

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This Week in Topeka March 29-31, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It was a short week in Topeka as lawmakers in the House wrapped up its work on Tuesday followed by the Senate on Wednesday. The week was dedicated to floor action in both chambers where they decided…

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This Week in Topeka March 22-26, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Legislative committees have completed most of their work for the session and the action will now turn to floor debate and conference committees as the legislature moves toward first adjournment. They will spend most of their time…

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This Week in Topeka March 15-19, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session The Kansas Legislature continues to work toward first adjournment that is now just a couple of weeks away. Committees continue to work through critical legislation, the budget is beginning to take shape and the House and Senate…

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This Week in Topeka March 8-12, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Lawmakers returned to Topeka Wednesday in what turned out to be a relatively quiet week. The Senate is back to full strength with the swearing in of Ron Ryckman, Sr., who was elected to fill the term…

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This Week in Topeka February 22-26, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Committees continued to grind through bills – many of which have been covered in previous editions of this report – to get them ready for consideration by the full House and Senate next week. Next week both…

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This Week in Topeka February 15-19, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session With the bill introduction deadline now behind us and “turn around” looming, legislative committees are focused on holding hearings and advancing critical legislation to their respective chambers for further consideration by the full House and Senate. The…

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This Week in Topeka February 1-5, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session The 2021 Session is transitioning from the early bill introduction phase into a more committee intensive phase where bill hearings take center stage.  Committee chairs are actively cueing up bills for consideration and working with conferees to…

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