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Archive for Sunday, May 9, 2004

Highlights from the Kansas Legislature

May 9, 2004

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Highlights of Saturday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:

-- An $82 million school finance package failed in the House, and legislators adjourned without passing a plan providing extra money for education.

-- Legislators approved a bill under which workers outside the United States could not handle telephone calls from Kansans who have questions about food stamps.

-- Some legislators felt the pull of family, social or business obligations as the Legislature's wrap-up session stretched into its 11th day.

Also:

-- The Senate adjourned at 6:04 p.m. CDT, and the House followed at 6:56 p.m.

-- Legislators scheduled a formal adjournment ceremony for May 27.

-- This year's 11-day wrap-up was the fourth longest since the Legislature began scheduling such sessions in 1969. Longer ones were 2002, 16 days; 2001, 13 days, and 1991, 12 days.

Clock has stopped:

Saturday was the 89th day in session overall, out of 90 scheduled.

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