Archive for Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Capitol briefing

School finance countdown: 92 days

January 11, 2005


Monday's highlights:

Several hundred people attended two rallies, held at the same time in the Capitol, on the same-sex marriage amendment. On the second floor, ralliers urged lawmakers to place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, while on the first floor, a group protested the proposal. Senate leaders announced they would try to vote on the measure Thursday in order to get the amendment on the ballot in time for the April 5 city and school board elections.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius said in her State of the State address that Kansas was improving economically, and urged lawmakers to work on school finance and expanded health care insurance.

Quote of the day: "Kansas Legislature: busier than you think." - House Speaker Doug Mays, R-Topeka, poking fun at the new state slogan, "Kansas: As big as you think."

Today's schedule:

10:30 a.m.: Budget director Duane Goossen briefs the media on Sebelius' budget proposal.

10:30 a.m.: Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee discusses liquor control issues.

4 p.m.: 2005 Kansas Legislative Service at First Presbyterian Church

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