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January 2017 Newsletter
To promote, recognize and enhance the engineering profession by delivering
professional development products and services, encouraging licensure, and
advocating legislation and public policy for the betterment of human welfare and the profession.
Smoky Valley Chapter President Dan Stack (pictured below) was presented with an Engineers' Week Proclamation
by Salina Mayor Jon R. Blanchard. February 21-27, 2016 was declared as Engineers' Week.
KSPE President-Elect Wayne Nelson Testifies in Support of SB 224
In March 2017, KSPE President-Elect Wayne Nelson provided testimony to the Senate Tax Committee on Senate Bill 224, which would increase the fuel tax by a nickel. This new revenue would be sent to the State Highway Fund where it is protected from transfers by the Kansas Constitution. The progress of the current comprehensive transportation plan, known as T-WORKS, has slowed due to many transfers of highway money to the State General Fund. Many supporters of infrastructure funding supported the bill.
SB 224 would help backfill nearly a third of the projected highway transfers for the next two fiscal years.
KSPE does not relish the idea of increasing fuel taxes. However, understanding the fiscal climate of the state and the remaining projects left uncompleted in the T-WORKS program, SB 224 could prove to help make good on the promise the ten-year plan started seven years ago.