2012 State Relations updates

Mon, 05/21/2012
After 99 days of debating, Kansas legislators wrapped up business in the 2012 session the evening of May 20.
Sat, 05/12/2012
After 99 days of debating, Kansas legislators wrapped up business in the 2012 session the evening of May 20.
Fri, 04/27/2012
The House and Senate have adjourned for the week and even though it doesn’t look like much was accomplished this week, there was actual progress.
Fri, 04/27/2012

The House and Senate have adjourned for the week and even though it doesn’t look like much was accomplished this week, there was actual progress.

Fri, 03/23/2012
One week remains before Kansas legislators take first adjournment, and even working 24/7 it is unlikely much on the “to do” list will be completed before the break. That will add tremendous pressure for the legislative wrap-up session that starts April 25th.
Fri, 03/23/2012

One week remains before Kansas legislators take first adjournment, and even working 24/7 it is unlikely much on the “to do” list will be completed before the break. That will add tremendous pressure for the legislative wrap-up session that starts April 25th.

Fri, 03/16/2012
Kansas Legislators were decked in plenty of crimson and blue as they debated the state budget and a variety of remaining policy items at week's end. The state's approximately $6 billion State General Fund budget is one of the most significant debates for both chambers each year and inevitably the debate takes place against the backdrop of March Madness.
Fri, 03/16/2012

Kansas Legislators were decked in plenty of crimson and blue as they debated the state budget and a variety of remaining policy items at week's end.  The state's approximately $6 billion State General Fund budget is one of the most significant debates for both chambers each year and inevitably th

Fri, 03/09/2012
The March Madness at the Kansas Legislature is in full swing, with policymakers scrambling to make sense of the hundreds of bills that are flying through the process. Fortunately, the session will come to a close by the end of this month with only a short veto session left in late April.
Fri, 03/09/2012

The March Madness at the Kansas Legislature is in full swing, with policymakers scrambling to make sense of the hundreds of bills that are flying through the process. Fortunately, the session will come to a close by the end of this month with only a short veto session left in late April.

Fri, 03/02/2012
Facts that make us happy: The temperature reached 70 degrees on Thursday afternoon. The Jayhawks cinched their 8th straight Big 12 Conference Championship title. The Legislature had a long weekend, marking the “turn around or half-way” mark.
Fri, 03/02/2012

Facts that make us happy:   The temperature reached 70 degrees on Thursday afternoon.  The Jayhawks cinched their 8th straight Big 12 Conference Championship.  The Legislature had a long weekend, marking the “turn around” or halfway mark. 

Fri, 02/24/2012

Out like a lion? That’s how the first half of the 2012 Kansas Legislative Session might best be described. And with any luck that lion-like atmosphere will be tamed before lawmakers return to the Statehouse for the second half of the session.

Fri, 02/24/2012
Out like a lion? That’s how the first half of the 2012 Kansas Legislative Session might best be described. And with any luck that lion-like atmosphere will be tamed before lawmakers return to the Statehouse for the second half of the session.
Fri, 02/17/2012
Kansas legislators are only a week away from reaching the official half-way mark in the 2012 session.
Fri, 02/17/2012

Kansas legislators are only a week away from reaching the official half-way mark in the 2012 session. Days are getting longer and patience shorter as many issues have to be passed out of their house of origin by next week.

Fri, 02/10/2012
Working with Kansas Legislators is just one of the Chancellor’s many responsibilities. This week, Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and other university leaders were on center stage as policymakers began examining the state budget requests for the University of Kansas and the KU Medical Center.
Fri, 02/10/2012

Working with Kansas Legislators is just one of the Chancellor’s many responsibilities.

Fri, 02/03/2012
More progress is being made “under the dome” on key agenda items for the University of Kansas and other Regents institutions in the state. With four weeks now complete, Kansas legislators have adopted only a handful of bills. The good news is the majority of our issues are among those to have been advanced.
Fri, 02/03/2012

More progress is being made “under the dome” on key agenda items for the University of Kansas and other Regents institutions in the state.  With four weeks now complete, Kansas legislators have adopted only a handful of bills.  The good news is the majority of our issues are among those to have b

Fri, 01/27/2012
If you were looking for colleagues from KU this week, chances are they were in Topeka helping lawmakers understand policy implications in front of nearly every committee of the Legislature.
Fri, 01/27/2012

If you were looking for colleagues from KU this week, chances are they were in Topeka helping lawmakers understand policy implications in front of nearly every committee of the Legislature.

Fri, 01/20/2012
Kansas Senators were moved to applause this week when they heard University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Val Stella describe the work taking place at the KU School of Pharmacy.
Fri, 01/20/2012

Kansas Senators were moved to applause this week when they heard University of Kansas Distinguished Professor Val Stella describe the work taking place at the KU School of Pharmacy. 

Fri, 01/13/2012
Kansas legislators are back at the Statehouse, diving immediately into what for many people is the most ambitious policy agenda in recent history. The next 80-plus days will be spent assessing the pros and cons of a range of issues, not to mention making spending decisions on just over $6 billion for Kansas government. It is a tall order, especially in a year in which all 165 seats of the Legislature will be on the ballot.
Fri, 01/13/2012

Kansas legislators are back at the Statehouse, diving immediately into what for many people is the most ambitious policy agenda in recent history.

Mon, 01/09/2012
The mission of the University of Kansas is to lift students and society far above by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that will change the world. Our 2012 State Agenda contains measures that will advance that mission.
Mon, 01/09/2012
The mission of the University of Kansas is to lift students and society far above by educating leaders, building healthy communities, and making discoveries that will change the world. Our 2012 State Agenda contains measures that will advance that mission.

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