KANSAS: OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORKING FAMILIES MEETING
Since 2003, the NCSL/AECF Partnership on Family Economic Success has held a yearly meeting to give lawmakers a chance to convene with their colleagues and discuss solutions to the challenges faced by low-income working families. Legislative leadership from 10 states send small teams of legislators to the forum. Participants hear from leading experts and practitioners and develop an action plan that is relevant to their state.
Read Kansas' state action plans below including a list of attending legislators, priorities areas and legislative action by meeting participants related to their working families policy goals.
History of Participation
Kansas has participated four times in the working families meeting. Here are the state action plans for Kansas and a list of team members who have participated in our meeting since 2003.
List of State Team Members from All Years
State Action Plans
All Kansas State Action Plans and Participants
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Legislative Action by Year
The following legislative actions were taken by team members in relation to their action plan. Legislative actions include follow up meetings with key stakeholders, constituent meetings and newsletters, statutory enactments and resolutions, appropriations, and the creation of legislative working groups.
KS HB 2031 (2007) - Expands refundable earned income tax credit from 15 percent to 17 percent of the federal credit.
KS HB 2222 (2005) - Creates an individual development account program for qualified first-time homebuyers.