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Posted on January 12, 2017 at 9:12 AM by Lianne Flax
The 2017 Kansas Legislative Session is fast approaching. The Senate and House of Representatives will gavel in on January 9th and Governor Brownback will deliver his annual "State of the State" address on January 10th.
State of the State
, also called
The Legislative Message
has been delivered by Kansas governors personally, by others and/or in writing dating back to our first state governor, Charles Robinson. Generally the
give the governor an opportunity to summarize her/his agenda for the coming session. They are also a review of accomplishments, a look at issues of concern and an expression hope for a better future. In some respects they serve as a sort of "annual report" for the state with plans and possibilities for further development. The older State of the State addresses are an excellent historical view of Kansas through the years touching on important topics of the day as well.
The KGI Online Library has copies of many of these messages online dating back to the 1860s. We invite you to peruse them taking a stroll back through the history of our state presented by the men and women who headed the executive branch of government.
You can access the Legislative Messages here:
Governors' Legislative Messages
FEATURED AGENCY COLLECTION
We feature here a different agency or division of a large agency and its publications within the Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library:
THE KANSAS STATE DENTAL BOARD
The mission of the Dental Board is to protect public health and welfare by regulation of the dental and dental hygiene professions through licensure, regulation, inspection, and investigation.
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