Weekly Legislative Update

Parents can't afford to wait on childcare solution
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This week's highlights:

Top News: In St. Charles County, the median household pre-tax income stands at $99,596. However, with an average tax rate of 26.8%, the net pay is reduced to around $72,503. This means that a typical family with two working parents can expect to spend a staggering 34% of their income on childcare for just one child

Missouri Update: While the Senate burned the midnight oil for two consecutive nights (details below), the House appeared oblivious to the fact that there were merely three weeks left in the Session.

Kansas Update: The 2024 Kansas Legislative Session concluded after a three-day veto session, with lawmakers overriding some of Governor Laura Kelly's vetoes, passing the omnibus budget, and giving farewell speeches

Additional Highlights: This week, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner at the Stormont Vail Events Center in Topeka. Former Attorney General Bill Barr served as the keynote speaker. Aligned's Development Director Tom Jones and Katherine Marshall, VP of Investor Relations at Prairie Hill Holdings and a member of our KC Advisory Board, were in attendance

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