This week the 2014 Kansas legislative session will break for their annual Turnaround recess. Legislators will be in their home districts March 1st – 4th giving you the opportunity to share the importance of continued investment in higher education and, specifically, Pittsburg State University.
As a reminder, our advocacy this session is focused on supporting Governor Brownback’s higher education budget recommendations, which include the partial restoration of salary funding and the investment in a new Center for Career Technical Education Teacher Development and Innovation (CTE-TDI) at Pittsburg State University’s Kansas Technology Center.
Pittsburg State, along with other Kansas higher education institutions, is committed to providing students with degree programs that combine advanced academics with practical skill sets. This approach allows students to achieve their full potential while meeting the needs of the Kansas economy. As you well know, continued investment in Pittsburg State and higher education throughout Kansas will be essential to the growth of our state.
Legislators will return home during this extended weekend and many will be attending various town hall style meetings, breakfasts, and coffees. This is a great opportunity for you to share our message of growth.
For those Gorillas in southeast Kansas, one such opportunity will be the Pittsburg Area Chamber First Saturday Legislative Breakfast this Saturday, March 1, at 8 a.m. The breakfast will be held in DePaul Hall at Via Christi Hospital, 1 Mt Carmel Way, Pittsburg, KS.
If you know of other legislator public forums in your area, please share the information in the comments section below.
Thank you for your continued advocacy and Go Gorillas!