Category Archives: From the director

EL Update: Task Force Dates Set

Greetings from Topeka. Like others, we’re anxiously watching the election results as votes in the GOP primary race for Governor continue to be counted, possibly recounted & eventually verified. Meanwhile, Democrat nominee Laura Kelly and Independent candidate Greg Orman have … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons to support SB 285

Below are the Top 10 Reasons to support SB 285 to #BuildAVision for Kansas Transportation by establishing a special task force to set transportation priorities for the State of Kansas. 23 projects outstanding: We must develop a plan to get … Continue reading

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EL UPDATE – Summer 2017

We wanted to share with you some of the coverage surrounding the 2018 gubernatorial race and those individuals that have expressed interest so far in being the next Governor of the great state of Kansas at this point. We encourage … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Legislative tour & the latest from under the dome

Last week, Economic Lifelines – along with KAPA-KRMA, KCA,¬†and the KS Asphalt Pavement¬†Association – hosted a bus tour for legislators. It was an opportunity for them to learn firsthand about the current conditions of the state highway system in Topeka … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Progress is being made but we still need your voice!

Dear Economic Lifelines members: The Kansas Legislature returned to session this week, making further progress on the budget and exploring options in writing a new school funding formula. For transportation, it was a very good week. The KDOT budget was … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Support KDOT Budget Proviso

Dear Economic Lifelines members: Kansas legislators are returning to the statehouse this week in hopes of spending the month of March continuing to work on a tax package. With the veto of HB 2178, the senate fell only three votes … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Legislative Info & 1st EL Meeting of 2017

Legislative Update It was a busy week last week for the state and for transportation. With passage of HB 2178, which raises personal income taxes and eliminates the so-called “LLC Loophole,” in both the house and the senate, the legislature … Continue reading

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