To reserve a meal for the K-State beef cattle producers series, repsond by Feb. 6 to 620. 223-3720.
TOPEKA – On Tuesday, Lt. Governor Colyer urged Kansas utility companies to pass the savings they receive from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on to consumers, so that Kansans may feel the full benefit of the tax decrease. In response to Lt. Gov. Colyer’s calls for relief, KCP&L President Terry Basham and Westar President Mark Ruelle sent letters (attached) agreeing to pass 100 percent of the benefit from the tax cut on to their customers.
In December, Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. In addition to reducing the burden for the majority of taxpayers, the legislation also lowers the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent. Since utility companies benefit directly from this rate decrease, Colyer wrote to Kansas utility companies requesting they provide relief to Kansas utility consumers by sharing the savings.
“The cost of utilities affects every Kansan. Ensuring that the reduction in corporate federal tax rate is fully recognized in utility rates is an important benefit to Kansas and businesses in communities throughout Kansas,” said Colyer. “This action will make a significant difference to the bottom lines of budgets across our state—particularly to families and small businesses that are just trying to make ends meet.”
In his response to Lt. Governor Colyer, KCP&L President Terry Basham said, “We […] look forward to working with regulators and other stakeholders to get these benefits to our customers as soon as possible.”
Mark Ruelle, President of Westar, responded, “We share an interest in keeping electricity reliable and affordable for Kansans. Supporting the latter goal, we look forward to making sure our customers receive the full benefit of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.”
Lt. Governor Colyer remains committed to ensuring Kansas utility companies pass along the benefits of our nation’s new tax cuts to all Kansans.
Here are the responses from the utilities:
Fort Scott Community College’s Meats Judging team took 2nd place overall at the AMSA National Western Intercollegiate Meat Contest on January 14, 2018. The team traveled to Denver to take on other eager teams and didn’t leave there without a trophy!
The team was led by Alysia Johnston, FSCC President, who was said she was very excited to see the team in action.
Freshman, Kaylyn Crystal quotes, “Overall, we are very pleased with this outcome. We are a young team and this was our first contest at the college level. I have a good feeling about how our team will continue to grow, and the progress we will make.”
The individual rankings are found below.
FSCC congratulations the Meats Team.
2nd High Individual Overall
2nd High Individual in Overall Beef
2nd High Individual in Beef Grading
3rd High Individual in Beef Judging
3rd High Individual in Questions
4th High Individual in Pork Judging
3rd High Individual in Lamb Judging
4th High Individual in Beef Judging
5th High Individual in Lamb Judging
3rd High Individual in Overall Placing’s (3-way tie for 1st)
Only 10 days remain to nominate businesses for success in international trade
Jan. 26 is the final day to submit nominations to the Kansas Department of Commerce for the 2018 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award. The award is presented to a single Kansas business each year for excellence in international trade and marketing. The winner of the 30th annual installment of the award will be announced during a special ceremony on June 5, 2018.
Nominated companies will be evaluated on the totality of their international efforts. Qualifications include:
The number and/or percentage increase in jobs due to international activities.
Innovations in global marketing.
The number of countries exported to.
Effective use of international distributors.
Long-range international strategies and prospects for future growth.
Commitment to the state and local community.
Foreign language promotional materials and general promotional activities.
Trade shows and/or international expositions.
The Governor’s Exporter of the Year receives:
An invitation to attend the Team Kansas awards banquet on June 5, 2018, where top businesses from across the state are recognized
A site visit from the Governor to honor the company’s management team and employees
Statewide recognition of your business excellence
Use of the award to market your products
Membership in the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council (KITCC)
Increased networking opportunities
Businesses can nominate themselves or be nominated by any other organization or individual. Visit KansasCommerce.gov/Exporter to learn more about the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award and to download nomination forms. The nomination deadline is 5:00 p.m. on January 26, 2018.
Nominations can be emailed to April Chiang at email@example.com or mailed or faxed to:
Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council
c/o Kansas Department of Commerce, April Chiang
1000 S.W. Jackson St., Suite 100
Topeka, KS 66612-1354
Fax: (785) 296-3490
Students from area High Schools will join the Fort Scott Community College and C-Tec Team for a morning of interactive or hands-on experiences in the areas of Welding, Masonry, Heating & Air and Carpentry. Students will test their skills in these four areas. There will be stations set up at the appropriate departments from 9 am to 11 am.
The event will take place over a 3 day period, February 6, 7, and 8. Schools can choose which day they want to attend. Sophomore, Juniors and Seniors are invited. We will end the event at 11:00am each day, with lunch for the students at that time. After lunch, we will have the Harley-Davidson building ready for tours as well. Schools wanting to attend can contact Judy Meister any time at 620-704-5905.
Kassie Fugate-Cate, Director of Strategic Communications & Student Activties
These are the highlights of the agenda for the City of Fort Scott, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 16 at city hall, 123 S. Main.
The commission will:
Recognize Holly Baker.
Approve of Appropriation Ordinance 1207-A totaling $482,847.04.
Set a Resolution and Notice of Hearing with Reference to alleged unsafe and dangerous structure and accessory structure located at 1234 E. Elm – Public Hearing Date – 3/6/2018 – 6:15 p.m.
Consider Glenn Cowen Quit Claim Deed
Approve Change Order #1 – College Booster Station update – Increase of $42,043.95.
Approve Change Order #1 for the Chemical Feed & Sludge Removal project – Decrease of $1,183.10
Discuss Fort Scott Lofts
To see the whole agenda: