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Policy Watch 2021

Weekly updates from the Kansas legislature by Paul Johnson.

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

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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