Legislative update from Rep. Pam Curtis: Opinion Column

Tue, 2020-01-21

Wyandotte Daily

The 2020 Kansas Legislative Session commenced on Monday, Jan. 13, and is off to a brisk start. The first week brought many Kansan’s to the Capitol to share information, ideas and participate in the beginning of the Legislative Session.

On Friday members of the Kansas Legislature participated in a “Building Trust through Civil Discourse” workshop designed to assist lawmakers in exploring the benefits of improving the level of civil discourse and more effectively work across the aisle. An excellent workshop led by Next Generation a program of the National Institute for Civil Discourse that works specifically with state legislatures to address hyperpolarization and incivility at the state level. It was very worthwhile and will hopefully lead to better understanding and dialog in the Kansas Legislature.