Governor’s budget and state efficiency report

NEIGHBORS: The first week of the session was eventful. The Governor presented his budget and his state of the state address.  Alvarez & Marsal, the company hired to review state operations, presented their report.  Details follow. GOVERNOR PRESENTS BUDGET The Governor presented his budget adjustments for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. November revenue estimates put the state $118 million…

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Budget and mental health update

NEIGHBORS: The 2016 Legislative session starts Monday. My goal here is to dig into the issues and provide you information in a handy format. I also do an email newsletter.  If you want to get that, write to me at annmah@att.net and I’ll put you on the list. Feel free to share with anyone who might find this helpful. Let’s…

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Your opinion matters!

NEIGHBORS: Hope you have a blessed and safe Christmas!  The 2016 session promises to be a hectic and interesting one. Please weigh in on the issues likely to come up by clicking on the “click here” link to the right on the home page.  I’ll share the results with local legislators. COURT RULES LAW UNCONSTITUTIONAL The Kansas Supreme Court struck…

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2016 Preview

NEIGHBORS It’s hard to believe the start of the 2016 Legislative session is just weeks away.  Wanted to give you a revenue update and preview of some issues expected to come up this session. REVENUE UPDATE I’ve done some more digging into the revenue estimates that came out in November. The estimates showed that we would be $118 million below…

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