Archive for Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Highlights from the Kansas Legislature

March 21, 2006


— Highlights of Monday's activities at the Kansas Legislature:

¢ State and local governments would have far less power to force someone to sell their property so it could be used for economic development under a bill winning first-round approval Monday in the Senate.

¢ The House Federal and State Affairs Committee endorsed a proposed amendment to the state constitution to deal with property rights.

¢ Rep. Becky Hutchins, R-Holton, wasn't giving up in her quest to repeal a 2004 law giving some illegal immigrants at tuition break at state universities and colleges, though she's didn't have much luck in getting her proposal debated in the House.


Gov. Kathleen Sebelius called on legislators to get serious about passing a multiyear school finance plan that closely follows a cost study presented in January and not to push the 2006 session into the summer.

Clock is ticking:

Monday was the 71st day of the session of 90 scheduled.


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