Highlights of Thursday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
- The Senate rejected two school finance plans, both of which would have raised the sales tax to benefit elementary and secondary education.
- Legislation allowing Kansans to carry concealed handguns went to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who has said she won't sign the bill in its current form.
- A compromise budget for state government that trims overall spending by three-tenths of 1 percent went to Sebelius.
- A bill giving juries the option of sentencing someone to life in prison without parole cleared the Legislature.
- Rep. Bill Reardon, D-Kansas City, the Legislature's longest-serving member, announced that he is not seeking re-election.
Clock is ticking:
Thursday was the 77th calendar day of the session, out of 90 scheduled.