Archive for Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Capitol Briefing

News from the Kansas Statehouse

March 16, 2005


School finance countdown

28 days: The state Supreme Court has given lawmakers until April 12 to produce a constitutional school finance plan.

Tuesday's highlights

The handiwork of House Republicans on the Appropriations Committee continued to catch criticism. Dr. Barbara Atkinson, executive vice chancellor at Kansas University Medical Center, said the delay in a state employee pay raise and raids on tuition funds would hurt the quality of education, research and health care.

Today's schedule

10 a.m.: Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri news conference on Atty. Gen. Phill Kline's efforts to get medical records at abortion clinics.

Noon: Gov. Kathleen Sebelius addresses group of KU students in Capitol.

1 p.m.: Bill Neaves, president and chief executive of Stowers Institute for Medical Research, will present "The Promise of Stem Cell Research" to the Kansas Board of Regents.

1:30 p.m.: House Federal and State Affairs Committee hearing on House Bill 2355, which would ban human cloning.

Quote of the day

"We don't stone our citizens for violating the Sabbath."

-- Allen Martin of Lawrence, in written testimony supporting Senate Bill 285 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation

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