It has truly been an inspiring week. Monday at 8:30 am I was sworn in on the House floor. I was joined by my wife Susan, our son Joshua, daughter Megan, son-in-law Jeff and our three grandchildren. I was honored to have them all there to support me. By 11:00 I was at my assigned desk, voting on bills, hearing discussion and observing what at times seemed like chaos.
I met with the senate and house budget chairmen to review the budget versions they were each working on. I also took the opportunity and shared with them how the school “Block Grant” that had been passed created some deep financial pain for schools in my District . . . I may not be invited back.
My wife Susan is assisting me with keeping up on my communication and paper work. I would truly be lost without her assistance. Thursday and Friday have been Conference Committees so I have been staying here trying to get caught up on paper work and get up to speed on issues coming next week - like the budget.
Keep the faith . . . in all this chaos I have met some very solid Legislators with sound minds for leading our Great State of Kansas, if we can keep from getting out-voted.
This is what it has been like my first week in Topeka. Please share this newsletter with your friends. You can go to my website at www.lewisforkansas.com
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