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Kansas Legislative Insights

Every week during the Kansas Legislature, Foulston Siefkin’s Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Law practice group keeps an eye on what’s happening, what’s coming up, and what it might mean for you and your organization – and we share it with you every Friday through the Kansas Legislative Insights newsletter. If you’re a business leader or owner, HR or governmental relations professional, investor, or simply an interested Kansan, subscribe to the weekly email, or visit this page anytime for the latest updates. 


2022 Kansas Legislative Insights

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About Kansas Legislative Insights

Kansas Legislative Insights is a publication developed by the Governmental Affairs & Public Policy Law practice group of Foulston Siefkin LLP. It is designed to inform business executives, human resources and governmental relations professionals, and general counsel about current developments occurring in current Kansas legislation. Published regularly during the Kansas Legislative Session, this newsletter focuses on issues such as business, healthcare, insurance, taxation, financial services, agribusiness, energy, environment, real estate, and labor and employment. Bill summaries are by necessity brief, however, for additional information on any issue before the Kansas Legislature, contact Foulston Siefkin’s Governmental Affairs and Public Policy Law practice group leader, James P. Rankin at 785.233.3600 or jrankin@foulston.com.

If you would like to receive future issues of Foulston's Kansas Legislative Insights newsletter directly to your inbox, please contact Tammy Allen at tallen@foulston.com.

Newsletter Authors

JRankin-sqJames (Jim) P. Rankin
Co-Editor and Governmental Affairs & Public Policy Law Team Leader
785.806.3600
jrankin@foulston.com | View Bio

As a partner at Foulston Siefkin, Jim’s practice focuses on employee benefits law relating to public, private, governmental, and tax-exempt organizations. A large part of his work involves insurance regulatory and compliance issues in many industries, including healthcare. Jim has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® and the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list. He is the firm's representative with State Law Resources, Inc., a national network of independent law firms selected for their expertise in administrative, regulatory, and government relations at the state and federal level.

Gary L. RobbinsGRobbins-sq
Co-Editor and Governmental Affairs Consultant
785.640.2651
garyrobbinsconsulting@gmail.com

Gary, a governmental affairs consultant to Foulston Siefkin’s Governmental Affairs & Public Policy practice group, provides legislative monitoring and lobbying services for Foulston’s governmental relations clients. He holds a bachelor of science degree in history and political science from Southwestern College and a master’s degree in labor economics from Wichita State University. Throughout his extensive career, Gary has served as CLE Director to the Kansas Bar Association and as Executive Director of the Kansas Optometric Association.

ESextonEric L. Sexton, PhD
Contributing Author and Governmental Affairs Consultant
316.371.3553

esexton@foulston.com
Eric, a governmental affairs consultant to Foulston Siefkin’s Governmental Affairs & Public Policy practice group, has nearly 30 years’ experience providing strategic direction and government relations services. As Wichita State University’s government relations leader for 18 years, Eric developed lasting relationships at the local, state, and federal government level around Kansas. Eric holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Kansas and a masters in public administration from Wichita State University, complementing his undergraduate business degree from Wichita State.

C. Edward Watson, IICEWatson-100x100
Contributing Author and Governmental Affairs & Public Policy Law Partner
316.291.9589
cewatson@foulston.com | View Bio

As a partner at Foulston Siefkin, Eddie represents clients in matters before state regulatory commissions, courts, and local governmental bodies. He has built and maintained relationships with key individuals – including lobbyists, elected and appointed officials, and staff members – that prove valuable in advancing clients’ interests and issues. Drawing on his experience as a regional governmental affairs attorney for AT&T in Chicago, he helps clients navigate the maze of federal policies and agencies, advises on how processes work in Washington, and provides introductions to those who can help them accomplish their goals.