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Dear Friend: 

Yesterday marked the first day of the 2018 legislative session! It is so great to see my friends and colleagues again, some of whom I haven't seen since the end of session last year. I am energized and enthusiastic as we begin to work to solve the issues facing Kansas.

Throughout session, I will provide regular updates to highlight Capitol happenings, such as what is occurring in my committee assignments and important bills being discussed on the floor. I will also be continuing to host legislative forums this session - thanks to all who attended the full-house Shawnee forum this weekend! Please see the information for the next forum hosted by Sen. Dinah Sykes, Rep. Tom Cox and myself below:
 
Sunday, January 14th: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Lenexa Public Market, 2nd Floor Conference Room
8750 Penrose Ln., Lenexa, KS 66219

If you wish for me to go into further detail regarding a specific issue, please feel free to contact me for more information.

At 2:00 p.m. Monday, session was officially gaveled in, with committee work starting today. This afternoon at 5:00 p.m., Governor Brownback will deliver the State of the State address to both the House and Senate. If you would like to tune in to the event, the State of the State address will be live-streamed here.

About Linda

8-term Republican Precinct Committeewoman
5th Generation Kansan
30+ year Lenexa resident
913-631-3512
Email Linda
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Committee Assignments
As previously mentioned, I will provide insights on what is occurring in the committees that I am a part of. I have included my committee assignments below: 
 
Vice-Chair: Children and Seniors
Meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in Room 218-N
Government Technology and Security
Meets on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:00 in Room 218-N
Social Services Budget
Meets Daily at 3:30 p.m. in Room 144-S
Child Welfare System Task Force 
Meets on call of the Chairperson
Transportation 
Meets daily at 1:30 p.m. in Room 582-N

Legislative Pages
I still have a few spots open for Pages (12 years old and up) this session. Please email me if your son or daughter would like to join me in the capitol. Parents are welcome to shadow me on any day we are in session as well. Just let me know when you would like to visit.

Contact Information
My office location will continue to be on the 1st floor of the Capitol, Room 187-N. To reach me at the Capitol, please call 785-296-7482 or email me at linda.gallagher@house.ks.gov

Again, I highly encourage you to reach out if you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the issues facing our state by calling, emailing or scheduling an appointment with me.
Please do not hesitate to contact me about legislative issues. I would love to help your HOA, Sunday School, civic group, or even your Bunco group understand how state government impacts them, so don't hesitate to ask! I am grateful for the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,

Linda Gallagher
State Representative, District 23
Serving Lenexa, Shawnee, and Overland Park
Copyright © 2018 Paid for by Gallagher for Kansas, Joyce Thompson, Treasurer, All rights reserved.


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