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State and Local Government

The State and Local Government Policy Area can be divided roughly into the following three subtopics:

  • Ethics and elections, concerning state and local campaign finance; lobbying; gifting; and political subdivision, including voter registration and identification required to vote;
  • Local Government, concerning counties, cities, townships, hospital districts, rural water districts, library districts, numerous other political subdivisions, and school districts, to some extent; and
  • General state government, concerning transparency, such as the Kansas Open Meetings Act and the Kansas Open Records Act, state employees, and legislative and executive branch functions.

  • State and Local Government Publications


      Briefing Book Articles:

    Woodson County Courthouse

    Staff Contacts

  • Joanna Dolan
  • Jill Shelley
  • James Fisher
  • Katelin Punelli
  • Amy Deckard
  • Ben Baumann

  • Other Resources



    Kansas Legislative Research Department - Room 68-W State Capitol Building, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka, Kansas 66612-1504 -- Phone (785) 296-3181 -- kslegres@klrd.ks.gov