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Dear Friend: 

Following seven years serving as your State Representative, I am thrilled to announce my candidacy for Senate District 7. Serving the people of Districts 25 and 21 in the House has been a true privilege, and I am eager to expand my work for the people. My commitment to sustaining excellence in public education coupled with an unyielding push to stabilize our crumbling state revenues are positions that I will continue to fight for in my upcoming candidacy. The people of District 7 deserve transparent representation from a proven leader; my voting record stands as proof that I am that person. Kansas is facing a self-induced budget crisis that requires difficult yet cooperative work to achieve real revenue reform.

The experience I bring to the table will be invaluable toward crafting the solutions we desperately need. We, the citizens of Johnson County, continue to expect and provide a quality of living that is unsurpassed and must be maintained.  I am ready to meet that challenge and look forward to meeting those of you whom I do not yet know.

Thanks to the many of you who have already offered support for my campaign. I am feverishly working to put a new webpage together as well as getting a new bank account established. Money from one campaign account cannot be moved to another account, so I will be seeking significant financial help by next week. As things transition into Bollier for Kansas Senate, know that I have not left my post as Representative and am here as needed for my constituents.

Sine Die

The legislature returns to Topeka for Sine Die, our final day of session. Rumor has it that we will vote at least once in an attempt to override the Governor’s veto on a bill that clarified the process by which taxpayers can appeal their disputes from the Kansas Board of Tax Appeals. The bill passed unanimously in both chambers so has a good chance of securing the votes needed to become law in spite of the Governor. Rumors also abound that some legislators will bring forward a resolution addressing transgender bathroom use in Kansas. The Education Commissioner of Kansas has stated that there is no problem with this in Kansas. We need to focus on our budget and revenue issues!

About the 21st

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Communities of the 21st: 
Leawood
Mission Hills
Overland Park
Prairie Village

Gannon School Funding Case Status

The Supreme Court of Kansas heard testimony on the equity portion of the Gannon case on May 10 and should have a ruling any day now. If they rule that the legislature’s proposed solution is not constitutional, then it is back to the drawing board with an extended session in Topeka. Based on the oral arguments that I listened to, it would be no surprise for them to rule that our solution does not meet the constitutional test.
 
It continues to be a privilege to serve you. As always, feel free to contact me with concerns or comments. My e-mail address is
barbarabollier@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you as needed!
Thank you for allowing me to serve. You can reach me at barbarabollier@gmail.com. I am always eager to hear from my constituents!

Respectfully,


Rep. Barbara Bollier
Kansas House District 21
Serving Northeast Johnson County
Copyright © 2016 Bollier for State Representative, Linda Manco, Treasurer, All rights reserved.


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