Archive for Friday, February 18, 2005

Highlights from the Kansas Legislature

February 18, 2005

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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.

Also:

  • 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.

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