Highlights of Wednesday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
-- The House approved a plan to boost education funding $127 million annually, sending it to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
-- The education funding plan drafted by Republican lawmakers is an "an insult" that fails to meet a Kansas Supreme Court order to improve the state's public schools, the attorney who won that decision said.
-- A bill allowing casinos in five areas and slot machines at dog and horse tracks won the endorsement of a Senate committee, with supporters pitching it as a way to raise new dollars for education.
-- A top higher education official described a proposed $11.2 billion budget drafted by legislative negotiators as positive for state universities, but a union didn't like how it treats state employees.
-- The House postponed until at least Thursday a vote on sending the governor a bill strengthening state regulation of abortion clinics.
Clock is ticking:
Wednesday was the 76th day of the session, out of 90 scheduled.