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Archive for Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Capitol Briefing

News from the Kansas Statehouse

March 30, 2005

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School finance countdown
14 days: The state Supreme Court has given lawmakers until April 12 to produce a constitutional school finance plan.
Tuesday's highlights
Some legislators are pushing for approval of a bill that would make it more difficult to end life-sustaining treatment for people who are terminally ill. The legislation was drawn up amid the controversy surrounding the case of Terri Schiavo, the Florida woman whose feeding tube has been disconnected.

Today's schedule
10:15 a.m.: Kansas University men's basketball All-American Wayne Simien photo opportunity with Gov. Kathleen Sebelius. Simien is later scheduled to visit Senate and House.
11 a.m.: House convenes and is expected to take up school finance bill.

Quote of the day
"It's like trading cattle in the country. When you see our back, it's over."

-- State Rep. Melvin Neufeld, R-Ingalls, making an offer during budget negotiations with state senators.

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