Highlights of Thursday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
- A Republican plan to increase spending on public schools over three years grew more expensive as a Senate committee worked on it, but members still hadn't figured out how to pay for it.
- A bill designed to fight methamphetamine manufacturing by restricting consumers' access to some cold, flu and allergy medicines won unanimous Senate approval.
- The House approved, 100-18, a bill providing tax breaks to a cellophane maker in hopes of keeping a Topeka-area plant with 188 employees open.
- The Senate majority leader said his chamber would debate a bill next week to require full disclosure of public employees' compensation.
Clock is ticking:
Thursday was the 39th calendar day of the session, out of 90 scheduled.