If you think consolidating rural school districts down to one per county is a bad idea, be sure to let your Kansas legislators know.
Let them know about anything that’s important to you: The sales tax on food, medical marijuana, stricter building codes, gun laws, public employees’ retirement funds, transportation funding, voter registration — all have been discussed in the past and could be again.
Legislative Coffees start this Saturday. Sen. Mitch Holmes, Rep. John Edmond, Rep. Troy Waymaster and Rep. Greg Lewis have all been invited to be at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, 1125 Williams St., from 10-11 a.m.
They have also been invited to be here on March 12. Same place and time: 10-11 a.m. in the board room at the chamber. If we hear of other legislative coffees in the area, we’ll let you know.
Don’t be surprised, though, if one or more of these solons is a “no show” once or twice. That’s how it goes if there’s snow or any other excuse. Didn’t we have more than two of these in past years?
Even if your representative or senator isn’t available, or perhaps YOU cannot attend on a given Saturday, make sure they know how you feel. After all, these are the people from our own communities, chosen by us to represent us in Topeka.