Category Archives: Legislative Update

TESTIMONY: DeSoignie to Transportation Task Force – Salina

The following testimony was presented to the Transportation Task Force by Economic Lifelines interim director, Ed DeSoignie, in Salina on September 6th, 2018. A printable PDF version of the testimony is available here. Chairman McGinn, Chairman Proehl and members of … 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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T-WORKS PROGRESS: JUNE 28

The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) has begun the process of letting additional critical preservation projects based on the $400 million in additional bonding authority Economic Lifelines worked to have authorized by the 2017 Kansas Legislature. Economic Lifelines sought to … Continue reading

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: JUNE 12

The legislative session wrapped over the weekend after completing their 113th day of work, making it the second longest session in history. (The record was set in 2015 with a 114-day session!) But they didn’t adjourn without tackling some major … Continue reading

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: MAY 26

This week, members of the House Tax Conference Committee proposed a $0.03 increase in Motor Fuels Tax paired with a redirection of the sales tax from the State Highway Fund to the State General Fund for the next three years … Continue reading

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THANK BUDGET COMMITTEES FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING THE STATE’S TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM

While the tax committees are continuing their important work on addressing the overall tax structure, the budget committees in both the house and senate have passed an important measure allowing KDOT to bond to fund preservation on the state highway … Continue reading

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: April 26, 2017

Dear Economic Lifelines Members, The Kansas Legislature will return on May 1st to finish out the 2017 legislative session and they have a lot of work ahead of them. With the budget, taxes, school finance and many other topics before … Continue reading

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LEGISLATIVE UPDATE: March 27, 2017

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 … 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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