2012 State Relations updates
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Working with Kansas Legislators is just one of the Chancellor’s many responsibilities.
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
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.
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.
Kansas legislators are back at the Statehouse, diving immediately into what for many people is the most ambitious policy agenda in recent history.