Highlights of Wednesday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
- Gov. Kathleen Sebelius urged social service advocates who rallied at the Statehouse to pressure legislators to put more money into programs for the needy.
- Senators reviewed two House-passed school finance measures that differ broadly in how much additional money they would provide to education.
- Sebelius criticized a House-approved proposal intended to reduce lobbyists' paperwork, saying it could prevent the state ethics commission from auditing them.
- A bill imposing a new, 50-cent monthly fee on wireless phones to finance improvements in county 911 systems cleared the Legislature and went to Sebelius.
- The Senate unanimously approved and sent Sebelius a bill taking a step toward development of what could become the largest lake in southwest Kansas.
Clock is ticking:
Wednesday was the 76th calendar day of the session, out of 90 scheduled.