Topeka Kansas legislators have returned to the Statehouse to tackle the state’s budget problems and wrap up their business for the year.
Lawmakers reconvened Wednesday after a lengthy spring break.
The most pressing issue is a projected $510 million gap between anticipated revenues and spending commitments for the budget year that starts July 1.
Advocates for the disabled planned rallies both Wednesday and Thursday in favor of raising taxes. And the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity also planned a rally.
The wrap-up session could last two weeks or more. Wednesday was the 76th day of the 2010 session, out of 90 scheduled.