Highlights of Monday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
-- Because of its potential cost, budget negotiators scrapped a Senate provision to require work handled by a social services contractor be done in the United States.
-- Negotiators agreed on a budget that trims state spending by three-tenths of 1 percent, settling dozens of small issues but leaving big ones unresolved.
-- Neither chamber convened while committees work on bills, and Monday was not considered one of the 90 days legislators are scheduled to be in session this year.
Clock is stopped:
The count of days in session is to resume Wednesday, the 76th day.