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Details told about seeking new battery plant

There were a couple of basic reasons why Panasonic chose to build a new electric vehicle battery plant in Johnson County. That was the message that David Toland had for members of the Congressional Forum Friday, Sept. 16. The Forum is a division of the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce that meets monthly [...]

Senator comments on various issues

07-1522 Marshall The way Roger Marshall sees it, there are three main issues facing Americans today. They are inflation, inflation and inflation. That was the message the junior U.S. Senator from Great Bend delivered to members of the Congressional Forum who met Friday, July 15 at Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake. The Forum is [...]

Attorney General shares views on legislation

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt (center) was the featured speaker Friday, March 18 at the Congressional Forum. Also attending were Kim Singleton and Murrel Bland of Business West. Derek Schmidt came to Wyandotte County prepared to comment on two very controversial pieces of legislation. Schmidt, the Republican Kansas Attorney General who wants to [...]

Legislative Committee anticipates 2022

Legislative Committee anticipates 2022 The Legislative Committee of the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce is looking ahead to the 2022 session of the Kansas Legislature in developing its Legislative Agenda. About 25 members of the committee met Friday, Nov. 12 via ZOOM. The Agenda will have many of the same issues as the [...]

Kansas Legislature completes 2021 session

Kansas Legislature completes 2021 session The Kansas Legislature wrapped up its 2021 session earlier this month by approving a $28.3 billion budget. About 20 members of the Legislative Committee of the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce were briefed on legislative action Friday, May 28 via ZOOM. The budget allows for an across-the-board state [...]

Kansas Legislature faces many issues

Kansas Legislature faces many issues The Kansas Legislature is in high gear these days as more than 600 bills have been introduced this session. The Legislative Committee learned the details of several bills Friday morning Feb. 11 as it met via ZOOM. The Committee is part of the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce. [...]

Restaurant, bar owners plead for help

Restaurant, bar owners plead for help Melissa Nead said it best. “My back is against the wall and a knife is at my throat.” Nead, the co-owner of The Dotte Spot Bar and Grill, explained her desperate situation to the Legislative Committee of the Kansas City, Kansas, Area Chamber of Commerce Friday, Jan. 8 as [...]

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