HARD FACTS:

⦁ A new report projects that Kansas will collect more than $505 million in additional revenue over the next three years because of changes in federal income tax laws (⦁ AP News) https://www.apnews.com/e0ba946e46244a15b3b74c5879f0e472/Report:-Changes-in-federal-tax-laws-to-boost-Kansas-revenues

⦁ Spirit delivered the 10,000th Wichita-built 737 fuselage to Boeing (⦁ Wichita Business Journal) https://www.bizjournals.com/wichita/news/2018/02/14/spirit-delivers-10-000th-wichita-built-737.html

City of Columbus Celebrates 150th Birthday:

Senator Hilderbrand introduced the following Senate resolution, which was read: SENATE RESOLUTION No. 1766―

A RESOLUTION commemorating the city of Columbus on its 150th birthday.

WHEREAS, The city of Columbus was founded 150 years ago at the center point of Cherokee County; and

WHEREAS, The founders donated land for the town site in 1868, converting wild prairie grass into what became a bustling county seat; and

WHEREAS, Columbus, situated in the center of the county, became the home of Columbus Unified High School, because the citizens of Columbus took a special interest in education; and

WHEREAS, Columbus hosted as many as six rail lines and the national highway, making it a transportation center for agricultural produce, coal and minerals; and

WHEREAS, The 150th birthday of the city is of great significance to its citizens as their forefathers met

TRACEY MANN SWORN IN AS LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Tracey Mann of Salina was sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Kansas. Governor Jeff Colyer announced the appointment Tuesday night at the Kansas Livestock Association Dinner.

Although he has never held elected office, Mann ran in the Republican primary for the 1st District congressional seat in 2010. He currently serves as the managing director and principal for Newmark Grubb Zimmer, a Kansas City-based commercial real estate company. Prior to working for Newmark Grubb Zimmer, Mann served as the director for the National Student Leadership Forum on Faith and Values.

Mann, 41, and father of four, served as Student Body President for Kansas State where he graduated in 2000 with a degree in agricultural economics.