Riley County commissioners were briefed on state legislative issues Monday morning.

Although Topeka lawmakers are on break until April 27, county counselor Clancy Holeman said there are many initiatives important to the county that will be discussed when session resumes.

“Some of the most important things are probably about Senate Bill 280,” Holeman said.

Holeman described the bill as a large one that includes several items, including the modifications to the state-imposed property tax lid and delinquent real property tax policy.

“This whole 280 — this package of bills — is supposed to go back to conference committee, and it’s supposed to get turned into a conference committee report and go for an up or down vote in both chambers — that’s what’s supposed to happen,” Holeman said. “But as we know from history in the last couple years, that maybe is not the end of it, depending on what happens on the floor of each chamber.

“There could be a whole bunch of worse things that come in — but there could be some better things.”

Commissioners also proclaimed in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children that April 10-16 will be the “Week of the Young Child” in Riley County.

The proclamation urges citizens in Riley County to continue working to improve early learning opportunities, including early literacy programs, that can provide a foundation of learning for children.

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