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Kansas Legislators discuss topics with Cherokee County residents

Kansas legislators gather in columbus to discuss some of the hot topics surrounding the capital and how it will impact local counties.

Senator Jacob LaTurner and representative Mike Houser gave an overview of their current projects in the senate and house, and also took questions from community members.

The legislative coffee, held by the Cherokee County Farm Bureau was done in a question and answer style.

Several topics were brought up by community members - including the state's plans for education funding, the status of the Kansas Gaming bill, and city elections.

Both officials say seeing the community voice their concerns only creates a better path for change.

"If you look in Southeast Kansas, the unemployment rate is ticking down, jobs are on the rise, tax relief is going into effect and it's only going to get better as we go out. I think we've really put ourselves in a great position to grow, and have a competitive advantage over Missouri and Oklahoma." says LaTurner.

"I enjoy these kinds of things. We don't have enough of them actually. It's always good to hear what people say" Houser says.

Both LaTurner and Houser encouraged residents to contact them with any questions or concerns they have about legislation.
The House and Senate head back to the capital on Monday.

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