Archive for Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Holland sets town meeting

February 19, 2003

Baldwin residents will soon get an opportunity to discuss state legislature issues with a representative.

Rep. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin, has scheduled a town hall meeting for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Baldwin Care Center.

"I want to share information as far as what's going on at the Capitol," the 10th District representative said. "I want to get input on how to address the challenges we're facing."

Holland said there are several important issues the Kansas legislature will be dealing with in the upcoming year, like the budget, and he wants feedback from citizens.

"We've got to make some painful choices," he said. "I'm interested in hearing what people think. I'm interested in suggestions."

In addition to hearing people's ideas and concerns, he said he also wants to share with them what he has been doing in his short time in office including his committee assignments and bills he has introduced.

The town meetings are something Holland said he hopes to continue.

"I will continue this as long as there is an interest in the district to have these," he said. "I'm there to represent them."

He said he is planning another meeting in Wellsville in the near future.

But Holland said he is excited about Saturday's town meeting because he wants the opportunity meet the district's residents in order to do his job better.

"I just want to let people know I'm accessible," he said. "I want to know how to best represent them."

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