Updates and Alerts

THE 2017 STATE LEGISLATIVE WRAP-UP

The 2017 state legislative session in Topeka has concluded, and legislators considered many bills that will affect your business and family including taxes and education.

View a summary of the Chamber’s legislative agenda and the outcome of key bills affecting those issues.

View a detailed summary of the tax package approved by lawmakers.

Questions or feedback?  Call Ashley Sherard, Vice President and Director of Legislative Affairs at 913-888-1414 or email asherard@lenexa.org. 

 

ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? LOCAL ELECTIONS ARE JUST AHEAD!

Local elections are coming up fast, including City Council races in Lenexa!

General elections are November 7.  Lenexa City Council incumbents Joe Karlin, Stacy Knipp, Lou Serrone, and Mandy Stuke all have challengers.  For a complete list of races and candidates, go to https://www.jocoelection.org/Archives/Candidates/Candidates-11-2017.html.

Voter registration closes after October 17.  For information on how and where to register, visit the Johnson County Election Office website at www.jocoelection.org or call 913-715-6800.

Want to learn more about the candidates?  A nonpartisan online candidate profile guide is coming soon!  As a service to chamber members and the public, area chambers of commerce are collaborating to create this resource of self-completed questionnaires submitted by candidates where voters can learn about candidates’ backgrounds and vision for elected office.

Remember, you can vote when it’s convenient for you — advance voting by mail begins on October 18.  For an application, go to https://www.jocoelection.org/voters/AdvanceVoting.htm.  You do not need a reason to request an advance mail ballot!  Advance voting in person begins October 30.

Get informed, be engaged!

STATE LEGISLATURE TO OPEN IN TOPEKA

The Kansas Legislature will open for business again on January 8, 2018, for its scheduled 90-day session in Topeka. Lawmakers face serious challenges and important decisions that could impact your business, so rest assured the Chamber lobbyist will be in the Capitol working hard on your behalf!

Watch Chamber E-Newsletters for updates as the session evolves. Interested in following the action closely yourself? Explore www.kslegislature.org to find daily calendars, text of bills, and live audio links, or try following #ksleg on Twitter.

Questions or feedback?
Call Ashley Sherard, Vice President of Legislative Affairs at 913-888-1414 or email asherard@lenexa.org.

Lenexa Chamber on Twitter:

Welcome to our newest Chamber members: AccuTaxes, Casey Associates, iPharma, and Sims Global Solutions!

Have your ballot but missed our candidate events? Find videos (and candidate profiles too) at… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

US Congressman Kevin Yoder spoke today at the Lenexa Chamber October Membership Luncheon. pic.twitter.com/GPVMAz09Jg