It has been a productive two weeks in Topeka as we are busy moving bills through the committee hearing and voting process, and then to the full Senate for more debate and voting. At the end of the month, bills are required to have had their turn in their House of Origin and be sent to the other chamber for review, or they “die” or are absorbed into other legislation. Keep in mind though, legislation (especially the bad stuff) never really dies – it just finds a new host…
This is your last chance to complete my 2019 legislative survey! Results are coming in by the hundreds and I’m grateful for your strong participation. Please share with your neighborhood networks.
I want to thank you in advance for your patience with me this session. At this point, I am serving on four standing committees that meet regularly. In addition, because I serve on the Ways & Means Committee (budget), I have also been assigned to serve on SIX subcommittees dealing with pieces of the budget. This means I am rarely (if ever) in my office and my ability to respond to calls, emails, or even visits has been severely limited until after our budget work is submitted. Again, thank you for your patience – no one ever said this work was easy, but it is certainly consuming nearly every waking minute!
On the Home Front
What an honor it will be to have my friend, Attorney General Derek Schmidt join us for my next town hall meeting with Rep. Jan Kessinger. Save the date and join us!
Saturday, February 23
Leawood City Hall,
Main Floor Council Chambers