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Policy Watch 2021

Weekly updates from the Kansas legislature by Paul Johnson.

January 8, 2021: Session Preview

January 15, 2021: Policy Watch #2–Budget Uncertainty

Policy Watch 2020 Archives
Policy Watch 2019 Archives



Click here for a printable .pdf of our

2021 LWVK Legislative Priorities Brochure


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.

LWVK Observers Reporting Form


View past reports in the archive.


August 20, 2020: Call TODAY in support of the USPS!

July 21, 2020: Call TODAY to support 2020 election funding

April 17, 2020: Election funding due to COVID-19


Policy Watch is a publication of the Kansas Rural Center with sponsorship from the following: League of Women Voters of Kansas, Kansas Natural Resource Council, Kansas Farmers Union, and Climate + Energy Project.

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