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Ann Mah Newsletter

May 18, 2017 Tax bill update The House and Senate tax conference committee met several times this week. Near the end of the week the House offered to simply repeal the Brownback tax cuts from 2012 and go back to the 2012 tax rates. The House members wanted to have…

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Sen. Francisco Newsletter

May 17, 2017 Sunday, May 14th, was the 90th day of the 2017 legislative session and the 14th day we were back after our April break. There were hopes in January that the legislature could complete its work in 90 days, even knowing that increasing revenue to balance our budget…

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We Need Your Voice!

We are so close to comprehensive tax reform! Please, watch this video which explains the Kansas budget dilemna and then write to the leaders in our legislature – or all legislators! And please remember to write our own legislators and thank them for fighting to end the experiment. The Kansas Budget…

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Environmental Advocay

The Kansas Corporation Commission is exploring changes to utility rates that will make energy more expensive for residential solar and small wind customers. The Commission is accepting public comments until 5:00 p.m., May 26, 2017. Please reference Docket 16-GIME-403-GIE in your comment.   Please check out climateandenergy.org and click on “Share Comments on DG in…

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Sen. Francisco Newsletter

April 11, 2017 The Senate adjourned the regular session mid-day April 7th. In the past two weeks, the Senate voted on 48 bills, adopted 9 conference committee reports, and passed 7 motions to concur on changes made to Senate bills by the House. Both the House and Senate agreed on…

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Ann Mah – March 17 Newsletter

Not a lot of action at the Capitol this week, but at least some movement toward closing out 2017. Details below. School funding update The House K12 Education Budget committee continued its work on a school funding bill. It is likely they will have a bill to the House floor…

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