Let’s get to work!

NEIGHBORS: Even though the state news on jobs is pretty bad (i.e., 3,700 jobs lost in April), the local news is pretty good.  So I thought it was time I focused on how we can take advantage of that! Feel free to share this with anyone you know who is looking for employment in our area. LET’S GET TO WORK!…

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Governor makes cuts

NEIGHBORS The Governor outlined the cuts he made to balance the 2016-2017 budgets. See below for details on the cuts and where we stand now with the budget going forward. GOVERNOR MAKES CUTS Governor Brownback announced his cuts to fill the nearly $300 million hole the Legislature left him to deal with. In addition to the cuts to KDOT already…

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Legislature leaves a mess

Dear Neighbors: The Legislature is adjourned until June 1. June 1 is “sine die”, or the last official day of the session. During the veto session they passed an omnibus budget and a number of other bills. Today the Supreme Court heard arguments on the equity portion of the Gannon case. Details below. BUDGET LOWDOWN The House and Senate worked…

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New revenue and budget update

NEIGHBORS: The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group met today to revise estimates for the 2016 and 2017 fiscal years. The 2016 fiscal year runs through June 30, 2016.  The 2017 fiscal year is July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017. Results and options below. REVENUE UPDATE The Consensus Revenue Estimating Group meets each April and November to make estimates through the…

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