After the turnaround break, we had a few days off when I worked at my “real job” at Kaw Valley Engineering. Now that we’re back in Topeka, we have a lot of work yet to do, but the lack of substantive policy debate has been a frustrating marker of this session.
It's always a good day when the Kansas Parents As Teachers Association comes to the Capitol. I'm grateful for the wonderful work they do! Each year, they set up blocks, books, and play spaces in the Capitol Rotunda. Here's a picture the organization posted on Facebook:
On the Home Front
Around the Capitol
The Senate Select Committee on School Finance held a hearing on the governor’s school finance plan (SB 142
) and immediately passed the bill to the full Senate for consideration without discussion or amendment. As the bill passed out of committee, I am supportive so we can close this chapter and move onto other priorities. However, it is yet to be seen what will happen as the bill is debated before the full Senate.
Transportation talks are finally underway in response to last year’s Joint Legislative Transportation Vision Task Force
. Here are a few examples of the bills under consideration: