Updates and Alerts

THANKS TO OUR LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS CHAIR!

Thank you 2018-2019 Legislative Affairs Chair Lisa Tomlinson of Bank of Blue Valley-Lenexa Branch – we appreciate your leadership! (Pictured with 2016-2017 Chair Josh Woolard of HNTB Corporation.)

 

 

JO CO CHAMBERS’ LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST SERIES COMING UP!

Johnson County area chambers of commerce jointly host a series of Saturday morning breakfasts (from 7:30 – 9:00 am) to enhance communication and meaningful interaction between the business community and our state legislative delegation.  For more information and registration details, click here (to register, Lenexa Chamber members should call 913-491-3600).  A list of legislators currently scheduled to appear at each breakfast, subject to change without notice, will be announced soon. 

GOVERNOR KELLY RELEASES PROPOSED STATE BUDGET

Governor Kelly has released her proposal to touch up the current fiscal-year state budget (FY2019) and for the upcoming fiscal year (FY2020). For the overview presented to lawmakers by State Budget Director Larry Campbell, click here. For the full budget documents, click here.

Questions?  Contact Ashley Sherard at asherard@lenexa.org.

CHAMBER BOARD APPROVES 2019 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA

The Board of Directors has approved a legislative platform to guide our advocacy in the upcoming 2019 legislative session, recently convened in Topeka.  The platform addresses a spectrum of issues important to the business community including tax policy; key business costs and regulations; K-12 and higher education; transportation; economic development; and others.

For a summary of the platform, click here.

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

GOVERNOR KELLY MAKES STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS

Governor Laura Kelly presented her first State of the State address to a joint session of the Kansas House and Senate on January 16, 2019, where she laid out her broad vision for the state. Her priorities included schools, foster care and the state’s social services system, and Medicaid expansion.

For a transcript of the Governor’s speech, click here.

For the Republican response, click here.

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