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EL NEWS: Kansas Transportation Issues to be Evaluated Under New Legislative Proposal

Topeka, Kan. —Transportation issues in Kansas would be evaluated with an eye toward developing a new plan to address them under a proposal introduced today in the Kansas Legislature. The establishment of a newly formed transportation task force would set … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Adequate transportation funding is required

There is growing anxiety and concern among local communities in our state regarding the transfer of earmarked transportation funds (over $1 billion in FY 2016 & 2017 alone) to fill holes in the state budget. And while some have pointed … Continue reading

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October 17, 2016 – Pro-Transportation Legislative Supporters Recognized

Topeka, Kan. – The organizations and community groups that make up Economic Lifelines, the state’s leading transportation coalition have released a list of Kansas legislative candidates who have demonstrated strong support for transportation. The candidates are being identified as a … Continue reading

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Nov 9, 2015 – Economic Lifelines warn additional transportation cuts will lead to “Road Closed” markings on projects and maintenance

TOPEKA, Kan. — Legislators serving on the state’s budget committee were warned today that further transfers/cuts from the state’s transportation department will result in scheduled projects not being completed and leave thousands of miles of roadway without maintenance. Economic Lifelines, the state’s leading … Continue reading

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Oct 20, 2015 – Economic Lifelines announces new Chief Executive

Economic Lifelines, the state’s leading transportation coalition, today announced Michael Johnston has been selected as their new Chief Executive Officer. A former state senator from Parsons, Michael Johnston served 14 years in the Kansas Senate, including service as a legislative … Continue reading

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May 7, 2015 – Economic Lifelines calls on legislature to keep promise to fund T-WORKS

Economic Lifelines, the state’s leading transportation coalition, has adopted a resolution calling on policymakers to honor their commitment to fund the T-WORKS Program as provided in the original legislation. Recognizing that there is a significant budget deficit and a number … Continue reading

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April 16, 2015 – Poll shows overwhelming support for T-WORKS

TOPEKA— Kansans believe T-WORKS, the state’s 10 year, $8.2 billion transportation program, should be a top priority in the Kansas budget, according to a poll released today. In a random sample of five hundred likely voters in the state of Kansas, … Continue reading

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Dec 17, 2014 – Economic Lifelines responds to proposed transportation cuts

Economic Lifelines, the state’s leading transportation coalition, expressed opposition to the announced diversion of an additional $95 million dollars from T-WORKS to fill the current fiscal year’s budget hole and any future diversions to meet general fund shortfalls. T-WORKS, the … Continue reading

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