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Write a Letter

February 16, 2018 – We are now waiting for the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs to visit about the bill and make any changes they deem necessary, then take a vote for the bill to come out of committee. But, your legislators won’t take action unless they hear from you – and not just once. A personal, hand-written note goes a long way. In a day and age where digital communication inundates everyone, a letter stands out.

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HB 2545 Gets Hearing

February 8, 2018 – The House Committee on Federal and State Affairs will hold a hearing next week on the bill to return racing to Kansas. Help us by encouraging your legislators to continue moving our bill through the process so racing will return to Kansas!

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How a Bill Becomes Law In Kansas

February 2, 2018 – If you are sometimes left scratching your head at the legislative process, check out our newsletter update from this week. We briefly examine how a bill becomes a law in Kansas.

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Updated Bill Introduced and the NGA Responds to Misinformation

January 26, 2018 – This week has been an exciting week for our efforts. We introduced an updated version of our bill and the National Greyhound Association responded to misinformation spun by the Humane Society.

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Updated Bill Introduced

January 24, 2018 – Today, an updated bill was introduced in the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs by Representatives Adam Lusker and Larry Hibbard. While we already have two bills in the Kansas Legislature, neither bill comprehensively addressed one of our largest hurdles: The companies which operate the state-owned casinos continually threaten the state with lawsuits if the tax rate were to change.

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More Action Anticipated Next Week

January 19, 2018 – It’s the end of the second week of the legislative session and committees started meeting in earnest. Legislators are rolling up their sleeves to make hard decisions. But we know that returning horse and greyhound racing to Kansas should be an easy decision! We anticipate activity on our efforts to pick up next week.

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