Legislative Update Feb. 7, 2023
We completed Week 4 at the statehouse last week and we're beginning to see bills come to the House floor for a vote. We heard plenty of testimony in committees about bills that would improve deficiencies in our government administration and schools, and bring new opportunities to taxpayers, families. Here are some highlights.
Debate & testimony in my committees
• Anti-bullying measures in Kansas public schools to stem a rampant problem. A union representative from Wichita gave testimony that cited "all-out prison beatdowns that have been going on in our public schools." (more here)
• Social services, veterans budget analysis. I have championed prioritizing services for those most in need in our state. (more here)
• The beginning of long discussions on ESG investing - environmental, social and governance standards in investing (more here)