Highlights of Friday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
- The House Appropriations Committee endorsed a $1.72 billion budget for higher education, an increase of about 1 percent over this year's spending for public universities, community colleges and vocational schools.
- Gov. Kathleen Sebelius expressed frustration with what she sees as legislators' lack of seriousness about addressing school finance issues.
Clock is ticking:
Friday was the 61st calendar day of the session, out of 90 scheduled.