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Archive for Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Commissioners OK list of priorities to send to lawmakers

December 21, 2011

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Commissioners unanimously approved a list of legislative priorities to present to area lawmakers.

The list included support for completing the South Lawrence Trafficway, designating Kansas Highway 10 as a safety corridor and national law that would charge sales taxes on purchases made over the Internet.

Commissioners did direct staff members to add more language regarding the city’s future effort to attract bioscience companies. The city expects to partner again with the university, the county, the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and the local bioscience authority to expand the current bioscience incubator on KU’s West Campus. Commissioners requested more wording that made it clear the city would be seeking a significant investment from the Kansas Bioscience Authority to complete that expansion in future years.

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