To have a voice, please attend a monthly legislative committee meeting at the KCK Chamber.
Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
Friday, April 14, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018
Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
Friday, Oct. 12, 2018
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018
Friday, Dec. 14, 2018
Two items to track in 2018!
The KCK Chamber supports an aggressive effort – including increased education, public awareness and potential future legislation designed to provide local school districts, state universities and other publicly funded governmental entities the latitude necessary to direct their purchases to Kansas City Metropolitan Area based vendors when there is minimal difference in price, relative to an out of area vendor. This multi-year effort of directing tax dollars back to Kansas City Metropolitan Area based businesses is a pro-growth policy that will result in a stronger economy and more and better job opportunities for our citizens.
Origin vs Destination Based Sales Taxes
The KCK Chamber supports origin-based sales tax for intrastate purchases so that it does not place an onerous burden on business, specifically small businesses that have less ability to administer compliance.
The KCK Board of Directors approved the 2018 Legislative Agenda in January after meeting with Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer and other state and local officials to discuss the agenda items.
KCK Chamber President & CEO, Daniel Silva and the Board of Directors and Staff would like to thank Michael Smallwood, Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for his exceptional work in producing this platform that represents our business community.
The Chamber hired Federico Consulting, Inc. in January 2018 as our lobbyists in Topeka. To learn more about the company and what they offer, click here.