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Young Kansas Lawmakers Band Together To Form Millennial Caucus

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Kansas legislators under the of age 45 have banded together with the goal of addressing issues important to young people. The Kansas Future Caucus is a new bipartisan group in the Statehouse.

Republican Rep. Stephanie Clayton, one of the leaders, says young people often are disconnected from government officials.

“We are opening the conversation because that’s the best place to start and often this is just a group that’s largely ignored and disrespected in some ways by government officials," Clayton says. "We want to change that.”

Issues the group might tackle range from student debt to job creation and child care. Clayton says members of the group want to hear from young people in Kansas about what issues are important to them.

Rep. Brandon Whipple, a Wichita Democrat, will also serve as a co-chair of the newly formed group.

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Stephen Koranda is the Statehouse Bureau Chief for Kansas Public Radio.
Stephen Koranda
Stephen Koranda is Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio and the Kansas News Service, a collaboration of KCUR, KMUW, Kansas Public Radio and High Plains Radio covering health, education and politics.