KDP Weekly Rundown #16

Friday, July 5, 2019

Welcome to the KDP Weekly Rundown – the Kansas Democratic Party’s update of the biggest things going on in the state party and the state capital. What are we focused on this week? Local elections, state revenue, and more!


  • What’s happening?

Local elections are just around the corner! We know that some of the most important work that we do happens at the local level so it’s important that you and your friends are ready to go vote this August and November. You can register to vote and apply for an advance ballot at ksvotes.org.

  • Important Dates To Remember:
    • July 16 – Last day to register to vote for the Primary Election
    • July 17 – Advance voting begins for the Primary Election
    • Aug. 6 – Primary Election
    • Oct. 15 – Last day to register to vote for the General Election
    • Oct. 16 – Advance voting begins for the General Election
    • Nov. 5 – General Election


  • What’s happening?

Tax revenue from the 2018-2019 fiscal year outpaced preliminary estimates. The Department of Revenue received $7.5 billion in total tax collections, which was $190 million more than anticipated. “We cannot afford to repeat that mistake,” Gov. Laura Kelly told the Topeka Capital-Journal. “While the higher-than-estimated tax revenue numbers are a good sign, we still have a lot of work to do in repairing damage caused by the previous administrations. And, with economic uncertainty on a national scale, we have to be cautious.”


  • What’s happening?

We’re hosting a Victory 2020 reception with Rep. Sharice Davids on July 22. The event will be held in Overland Park and will be at 6 p.m. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.


  • What’s happening?

Join us in Wichita on Aug. 9-10 for Demofest, our summer convention! Lt. Gov. Lynn Rogers will speak at the luncheon and Gov. Kelly will speak at the banquet. Our keynote speaker will be announced soon! Click here to purchase tickets today.