Policy Watch 2021
Weekly updates from the Kansas legislature by Paul Johnson.
September 14, 2021: Policy Watch #18–Update on Key Issues of Housing, Energy, Water and Redistricting
May 15, 2021: Policy Watch #17–Legislative Session Ends; now for the Consequences
May 7, 2021: Policy Watch #16–Legislative End Game Power Plays Continue
April 30, 2021: Policy Watch #15–Final Days of Session
April 9, 2021: Policy Watch #14–Legislative Coordinating Council (LCC) Throne
April 2, 2021: Policy Watch #13–Redistricting Guidelines
March 26, 2021: Policy Watch #12–Water (Dis) Organization
March 19, 2021: Policy Watch #11–Water Rights/Law Testimony
March 12, 2021: Policy Watch #10–State Energy Plan Stall
March 5, 2021: Policy Watch #9–Big Policy Battles Remain
February 26, 2021: Policy Watch #8–Legislative Timelines
February 19, 2021: Policy Watch #7–Mother Nature Shows her Stuff
February 12, 2021: Policy Watch #6–Tax Cut Bandwagon…or Déjà Vu
February 5, 2021: Policy Watch #5–Must all issues be partisan?
January 29, 2021: Policy Watch #4–Water Policy Future
January 22, 2021: Policy Watch #3–Pandemic Protocols
January 15, 2021: Policy Watch #2–Budget Uncertainty
January 8, 2021: Policy Watch #1–Session Preview
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Legislative Observer Corps
Volunteers on behalf of LWV Kansas regularly attend committee meetings held by the Kansas legislature. Volunteers observe the committee process, follow targeted bills through the legislative process, and occasionally write and deliver testimony.
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Action Alert – Kansas Voter Suppression Legislation – April 2021
Call your legislators and remind them that advanced voting in Kansas is already safe and secure. These bills add no new protections to our elections and will disenfranchise tens of thousands of Kansans for no good reason – Vote NO on all election overhaul bills!
If you have not already responded to our previous Alerts about the Census and the U.S. Postal Service –
Take Action: Census in Danger!
COVID-19 has caused significant delays and disruptions to census operations which is why the Bureau has requested the extended household counting operations through October 31, 2020. But recently, the U.S. Census Bureau, announced it would be ending census operations on September 30, 2020.
Shortening the timeline to collect data and rush operations during a national pandemic is an intentional plot to sabotage the census and skew Congressional representation, redistricting, and critical funding allotments for every state in the country.
But Congress can act to protect the census by
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