Topeka Highlights of Tuesday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
- Attorney General Phill Kline told lawmakers he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to add $25 million to what Colorado owes Kansas in their dispute over the Arkansas River.
- The state had "unrealistic expectations" when it began its comprehensive transportation plan, Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said in touting a $465 million bond issue.
- Two Republican legislators discussed a proposal that they say could make Kansas a leader in biosciences and add a new dimension to the state's economy.
- Two senators said they have drafted a bill to allow a quick appeal of a district judge's ruling on school finance to the Kansas Supreme Court.
- Kline promised to draft a proposal to keep sales of discount cigarettes from cutting into the state's revenues from a legal settlement with major tobacco companies.
Clock is ticking:
Tuesday was the ninth calendar day of the session, out of 90 scheduled.