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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 8-12, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Despite the unusually quiet halls of the capitol due to COVID concerns, the legislature hit full stride with bill introductions, committee work and a fair amount of floor action.  The Senate took center stage on Tuesday when…

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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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This Week in Topeka January 18-22, 2021 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It’s the end of week two and it was anything but normal. After taking Monday off to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the legislature had planned for a full week of…

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This Week in Topeka June 1-5, 2020 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session Lawmakers returned to Topeka on Wednesday after Governor Laura Kelly called for a special session to address emergency powers and other issues related to COVID-19. The special session came on the heels of a tumultuous and nearly…

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This Week in Topeka March 16-20, 2020 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It’s a wrap!  The legislature raced toward first adjournment earlier than expected as the threat of COVID-19 added some incentive for lawmakers to tackle the pressing needs of the state and head home. Committee hearings were cancelled…

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This Week in Topeka March 9-13, 2020 Business, Economic Development & Local Government News from the Legislative Session It was a full work week in Topeka as committee action hit full stride after a couple of shortened weeks. The week started like many others but soon discussions of coronavirus (COVID-19) began to dominate talk among…

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