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Kansas Legislature begins annual spring break

April 1, 2011

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— The Kansas Legislature has begun its annual spring break.

Both chambers adjourned Friday — the Senate around 2:45 p.m. and the House about 30 minutes later. They'll return April 27 to wrap up the year's work.

Legislators began scheduling the break in 1969. The pause was supposed to allow them to have a day or two left in the session to consider any vetoes by the governor.

But that so-called veto session evolved into what's now known as the wrap-up session — a period of intense work in which lawmakers complete the state budget and resolve other important issues.

Last year's wrap-up session lasted 14 days.

Friday was the 74th day of the 2011 session, out of 90 scheduled.

Comments

Jan Rolls 3 years, 10 months ago

Wouldn't it be great if they never came back.

situveux1 3 years, 10 months ago

Finished on April Fool's Day. Sounds appropriate

Scruggsy 3 years, 10 months ago

Don't be afraid to postpone your little vacation and tie up those little loose ends for us lowly people of KS. Lots of time until the fiscal year starts on 7/1 I guess...

We are all supposed to tighten our belts- why can't they at least work a few hours in April?

Disgusting.

notanota 3 years, 10 months ago

Silly, only poor people need to tighten their belts. Rich people get tax breaks.

Paul Decelles 3 years, 10 months ago

Scruggsy. Seems like they have done enough damage. They can take a break.

Linda Endicott 3 years, 10 months ago

I thought they were always on break...even when they're there...

yourworstnightmare 3 years, 10 months ago

What has the legislature done to create jobs and help the economy?

They have concentrated on intrusive, big government measures such as restricting abortion rights and hunting illegal aliens, and have held vindictive witch hunt hearings to harass their perceived political opponents (e.g. Wagle and the KBA).

Good job, Kansas legislature! You have increased big government intrusiveness and have done nothing to create jobs or help the economy.

Richard Heckler 3 years, 10 months ago

Just goes to show it does not pay to stay home and not vote.

Republicans will come to understand that the republican party is history. A RINO coup moved in and are masquerading as republicans. RINO's are in full control.

RINO's represent the neoconservative christian fundamentalists. Falwell was a happy man.

When republicans realize what is going on we will all realize RINO's are actually a minority radical organization. Voting republican is no longer voting republican.

notajayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Wonder where the Spring Break mecca is for legislatures? Can't you just see the beaches and bars of Cancun or Ft Lauderdale or South Padre overrun by guys in business suits? :D

yourworstnightmare 3 years, 10 months ago

This is a Kansas legislature in which the GOP have complete, and I mean complete, control. They can do whatever they wish.

Big government intrusiveness is what they have chosen over creating jobs and helping the economy.

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