Welcome to the 2021 Kansas legislative session. It is redundant to say this year will be unique, but it seems around every corner, we find a new facet of our lives which COVID-19 has changed dramatically. In the case of the House, it means:
- Every other seat is occupied instead of each desk,
- Some members sit in the House Gallery or the gallery behind the Speaker’s Chair,
- We have new voting software that allows voting on our laptops (must be in the building),
- We have WebEx (like Zoom) option for all committee meetings,
- Hardest of all – getting to know the new people while they wear a mask!
2020 in my world meant catching up on all the projects laid aside during the legislative session. My grandsons were the main beneficiaries of this time:
My older grandsons, Burke and Carter, got Chiefs blankets (#RunItBack), Beau is reading with his, Kingston and Brooks both got "minky" ultra-soft blankets.