Highlights of Tuesday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:
¢ The House sent Gov. Kathleen Sebelius a bill giving mothers nursing their infants in public some protection from harassment. The vote was 119-4.
¢ The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee endorsed a bill restricting picketing and protesting at funerals after reworking it to overcome concerns about encroaching on freedom of speech.
¢ House Speaker Doug Mays, R-Topeka, said the chamber would be ready Thursday to unveil its proposal to finance public schools, phasing in a funding increase of somewhere around $500 million.
The Senate Federal and State Affairs Committee considered a bill to put limits on signs for sexually explicit businesses along state roadways, but took no action.
A bill to make probable cause affidavits open to the public was rejected by the House Governmental Organization and Elections Committee. It endorsed a bill allowing for executive sessions of public bodies to be recorded.
Clock is ticking:
Tuesday was the 44th day of the session, out of 90 scheduled. The count includes weekends because legislators still get paid.