New hotline answers questions about Kansas legislature

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Answers about Kansas government are now just a phone call away.

As lawmakers prepare to start this year's legislative session, the State Library of Kansas has launched a legislative hotline to help educate the public about what’s happening at the state capitol.

People can call the toll-free number – (800) 432-3924 – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Research librarians will answer questions, like details on the status of bills and more about the legislature. Questions can also be asked via text at (785) 256-0733 and through chat at kslib.info/ask. People can also leave brief messages for lawmakers.

The hotline is a free service provided by the state, according to the Kansas Legislature’s website. Standard text message rates may apply.

The Kansas legislative session starts Jan. 13. The legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representatives and a 40-member Senate. For more details about what’s happening during this session, information can be found on the state's website.

The State Library of Kansas is located at 300 SW 10th Avenue in Topeka. It’s open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

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