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State Update: Weeks 1 &2


I’d like to try to do monthly, or so, Kansas Legislature updates as issues affecting Prairie Village governance arise. I’ll be using the Prairie Village 2020 Legislative Platform as my guide. Let me know if you have any issues of concern to PV residents that aren’t on here:

  • Repeal Of The Property Tax Lid 
  • State Funding Of Public Education 
  • Non-partisan Elections 
  • Local Gun Control 
  • Maintain Local Control Of Revenue And Spending 
  • Limits On Appraised Valuation Growth 
  • Tax Policy & Dark Store Theory
  • Internet Sales Tax Collections 
  • Sales Tax Exemption 
  • Oppose Unfunded Mandates 
  • Statutory Pass-through Funding 
  • Abandoned And Blighted Housing 
  • Comprehensive Transportation Plan 
  • KPERS Funding 
  • Kansas Open Records And Open Meetings Act 
  • Legislative Participation 
  • Local Control Of Right Of Way 
  • Statewide Energy Policy 
  • Medical Marijuana 
  • Statewide Expansion Of Medicaid SB252
  • Return State Funding Levels For Social Safety Net 
  • Non-discrimination SB250
  • Development Of A Comprehensive Budgeting Plan 
  • Addressing The Climate Crisis As Public Policy Priority

You’ll notice that I’ve highlighted some of the issues above. These are issues that have been discussed in the first two weeks of the 2020 session. There are even two with links to active bills.

I’m going to embed two super helpful videos below with super quick recaps.

If you’re not familiar with Loud Light, here is your introduction. Loud Light is a non-partisan, local, organization whose mission is to engage, educate, and empower communities in the legislative process, particularly those that may be underrepresented in the capital. Please share these!

If you don’t want to watch/listen to the videos, you can find the video scripts HERE and HERE with links to the various bills that have been filed.

My favorite quote so far:

“Also on Wednesday [January 29], the entire state of Kansas will celebrate 159 years of being better than Missouri. Happy Kansas Day everyone!”

Davis Hammet, Loud Light

Take care and reach out if you have any questions or concerns,

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