News Articles & Thoughts from Ken Rahjes

April 05, 2021

Rahjes Report - April ...


First adjournment is just days away.

April 03, 2021

The Rahjes Report - Ma...


The hearings are over and lots of bills were discussed and passed.

April 03, 2021

Rahjes Report - March ...


Renewing the Kansas Emergency Management Act known as KEMA.

April 03, 2021

Rahjes Report - March ...


Of KDOL issues and vaccine distributions.. oh, and thankful for the rain.

March 08, 2021

Rahjes Report - March ...


It's turn around time. March Madness - legislative style if you will. The first...

March 02, 2021

Rahjes Report - March ...


The Kansas Department of Transportation has extended the public comment period regarding options to...

March 02, 2021

Rahjes Report - Februa...


Last week, the Commerce Committee worked on a bill that would provide more guidance...

February 18, 2021

1099-G from State of K...


Did you receive a 1099-G from the State of Kansas? What if you shouldn't...

February 15, 2021

Rahjes Report - Januar...


Value Them Both passes House to begin 2021 session

February 15, 2021

Rahjes Report - Februa...


Did you receive a 1099-G from the State of Kansas?

February 15, 2021

Rahjes Report - Februa...


On unemployment claims and who is really being served?

February 15, 2021

Governor Kelly issues ...


Governor Laura Kelly issued an executive order allowing faster delivery of propane and other...

June 24, 2020

More Resources for Dep...


As the state government was working through the challenges of taking care of Kansans...

June 23, 2020

Trying to clean up the...


Governor Laura Kelly accepted KDOL Secretary Delía García’s resignation and the Governor’s Deputy Chief...

June 23, 2020

Special Session Re-Cap


The 2020 legislative session is now over, while there was a lot of ideas...

June 01, 2020

Looking to 2021


I have filed for re-election for another 2 year term in the Kansas House...

April 23, 2020

Surveys Find Kansas Bu...


The Kansas Chamber has released survey results that show a major shift among the...

April 23, 2020

CARES Act - Federal Pa...


Kansas Secretary of Labor Delía García today joined Governor Laura Kelly in announcing that...

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report -March 9...


Make Kansas Work proposals are moving forward.

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report -March 2...


Phillipsburg native and KU School of Pharmacy Stephen Sage stopped by the office.

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report -Februar...


Lots of folks from home come to the capitol last week. Plus, How 'bout...

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report -Februar...


It's Half-Time and Town Hall Meeting Time.

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report -Februar...


This week the committee I chair, Higher Education Budget, will hear from our Regent...

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report -Febraur...


It's a stressful time in agriculture, the state has a web site KansasAgStress.org to...

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report - March ...


First adjournment comes early.

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report - March ...


Transportation plan passages out of committee and information on coronavirus.

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report - Januar...


Happy Birthday Kansas!

March 30, 2020

Rahjes Report - Januar...


State of the State Address

January 18, 2020

What do legislators do...


It's "Spring Break" for the legislature, that means we are meeting with constituents and...

January 18, 2020

Starting the 2020 Session


The 2020 Kansas Legislative session has begun, let the games begin.

January 01, 2020

Welcome to 2020


Reflections and direction as we head into a new decade.

July 15, 2019

Will the Governor sign...


SB 9, hit the Governor’s desk on last Tuesday. This is the KPERS stabilization...

July 15, 2019

Rahjes Report - Februa...


Happy 158th Birthday, Kansas!

July 15, 2019

Rahjes Report - Februa...


What is the State of the Judiciary?

July 15, 2019

It's Halftime at the K...


While we have not had a huge number of bills, we are at the...

July 15, 2019

Congratulations to the...


Congratulations to the Fort Hays State University Women’s Basketball team on the outstanding performance...

July 15, 2019

Celebrating Ellis High...


This week we honored the Ellis High School Cheerleading squad on the house floor...

July 15, 2019

Bills...Bills...BILLS!!!


We are getting close to first adjournment of this years session.

February 12, 2019

The Rahjes Report - Ja...


Lots of folks from home in Topeka. Bill introductions continue and we begin the...

February 12, 2019

The Rahjes Report - Ja...


The session has begun with a new office, new assistant and new Governor. But...

February 12, 2019

The Rahjes Report - Fe...


Happy Birthday Kansas! We talk higher education and commerce.

February 12, 2019

The Rahjes Report - Fe...


This week was State of the Judiciary and "Family First" comes to Kansas.

December 23, 2018

Honor to Represent


The 2019-2020 Session is almost here. We have committee assignments and another new office....

October 15, 2018

Less than a month


Weekly update from the Kansas Legislature 2018 Session

May 17, 2018

The Rahjes Report May ...


Weekly update from the Kansas Legislature 2018 Session

March 21, 2018

Rahjes Report - March ...


Weekly update from the Kansas Legislature 2018 Session

March 13, 2018

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Still waiting for a school finance answer...and unveiling the Kansas Safe and Secure Schools...

March 11, 2018

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Spending time with Lt. Gov. Mann in Norton. State revenues are up.

February 27, 2018

Rahjes Report - Februa...


It's Halftime! What was accomplished...and what was not. Plus, what is ahead.

February 20, 2018

Rahjes Report 02-19-18


Meet Tracey Mann... the new Lt. Governor

February 15, 2018

Rahjes Report 02-12-18


Lots of visitors and the State of the State 2.0

February 10, 2018

Rahjes Report 02-05-18


End of bill introductions, education and internet sales tax.

January 31, 2018

Rahjes Report 01-28-18


Of transparency, justice and hemp

January 24, 2018

Rahjes Report 01-24-18


Of transparency, justice and hemp

January 20, 2018

Rahjes Report 01-16-18


The 2018 Session is underway. State of the State, budget and more...

August 16, 2017

Appearing on ECTV Forum


A conversation with Eagle's Gary Shoreman on the past legislative session and previewing next...

July 17, 2017

Reviewing Session Acco...


The long Kansas Legislative Session is over, let's review some of the accomplishments and...

July 17, 2017

Promoting Foster Famil...


I along with 24 of my colleagues recently recorded Public Service Announcements encouraging Kansans...

June 09, 2017

More than meets the eye


I spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on the importance of...

June 08, 2017

Remembering A Legislator


Remembering my friend, a Kansas State Legislator named Patsy.

June 08, 2017

Rahjes Report 05-29-17


Blew right past Memorial Day and still working on school finance, taxes and the...

June 08, 2017

Rahjes Report 05-22-17


The wrap-up session may never end.

June 08, 2017

Rahjes Report 05-15-17


The wrap-is in overtime. Another college graduate in the family.

June 08, 2017

Rahjes Report 05-08-17


Ready to wrap up the Regular Session

June 08, 2017

Rahjes Report 04-10-17


First Adjournment is here. What have we really accomplished?

June 08, 2017

Rahjes Report 04-03-17


Ready to wrap up the Regular Session

May 29, 2017

Rahjes Report 03-20-17


It's Spring... and hope springs eternal!

May 29, 2017

Rahjes Report 03-06-17


The Supreme's and schools

February 27, 2017

Rahjes Report 02-27-17


It's turn around week. The first half of the 2017 legislative session is over....

February 27, 2017

Rahjes Report 02-20-17


The tax bill passed out of the house, but will it become law? Odds...

February 27, 2017

Rahjes Report 02-13-17


The Kansas Legislative session rolls on and we continue to work on a number...

February 27, 2017

Rahjes Report 02-06-17


Let's talk budget, taxes, education and more!

January 29, 2017

The Rahjes Report 01-3...


Lots of folks from the 110th District were in Topeak for meetings and to...

January 29, 2017

Rahjes Report 01-23-17


Work continues in the Kansas legislature. This week the topic is The Pooled Money...

January 16, 2017

Rahjes Report 01-16-17


The 2017 session is underway. Ken and the other legislators have been sworn in...

January 08, 2017

Rahjes Report 01 09 17


Ken is Vice-Chairman of Water & Environment and a member of Taxation and Transportation...

January 08, 2017

Rahjes Report 01-02-17


Committee assignments have been made. Ken will be Vice-Chairman of Water & Environment and...

December 24, 2016

Water, Taxes and Roads


Committee assignments have been made. Ken will be Vice-Chairman of Water & Environment and...

December 19, 2016

Rahjes Report 12-19-16


Rahjes Report for December 19, 2016. I have been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Water/Environment...

December 12, 2016

Rahjes Report 12-12-16


Rahjes Report for December 12, 2016. The 2017 Legislative session is less than a...

December 09, 2016

Rahjes Report


Rahjes Report for November 14th, 2016. The election is over and Donald J. Trump...

November 08, 2016

Election Day!


After many weeks of campaigning and asking for votes, election day is here! Now...

October 26, 2016

Energy... we all need it


We have a number of energy resources in the 110th District. It is important...

October 11, 2016

What does it mean to b...


Do endorsements really mean that much? They can bring money, support and most importantly...

September 26, 2016

Agriculture still the ...


When many of us talk about the Kansas economy, three industries get most of...

September 22, 2016

What a summer


In the years which end in even numbers, there are always a bunch of...

September 17, 2016

Do I have to vote for ...


We are now less than a month away from the general election, and many...