Kansas Budget Director Shawn Sullivan, left, and Legislative Research Department Director Raney Gilliland discuss the latest Consensus Revenue Estimates for Kansas during a news conference Thursday.
The beer aisle in grocery stores across Kansas, including this one at the Dillons store at Sixth and Wakarusa, have been drawing fewer and fewer customers in recent years because they can only stock beer with 3.2 percent alcohol, also known as cereal malt beverage.
Rep. John Wilson, right, Sen. Tom Holland and Rep. Jim Karleskint update the Eudora school board Thursday about progress on education and other issues in the 2017 legislative session.
House Speaker Ron Ryckman, R-Olathe, talks with reporters after the Legislature adjourned Friday for a three-week recess.
Senate President Susan Wagle, right, R-Wichita, talks with budget committee chairwoman Sen. Carolyn McGinn of Sedgwick shortly before the Senate adjourned Friday for a three-week break.
Gov. Sam Brownback says he is willing to consider repealing an income tax exemption for business owners in exchange for some other "pro-growth" tax model.
Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, speaks with reporters after the Legislature adjourned for a three-week recess.
Senate budget committee chairwoman Carolyn McGinn, right, addresses the Senate on the final day of the regular session with Senate President Susan Wagle and Vice President Jeff Longbine looking on.
Former Sen. Jeff King will advise the Legislature on complying with the Kansas Supreme Court's recent order on school finance.
Members of the Legislative Coordinating Council are, from left, House Minority Leader Jim Ward, House Majority Leader Don Hineman, House Speaker Ron Ryckman, Senate President Susan Wagle, Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, and Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley.
Sen. Julia Lynn, right, R-Olathe, questions Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning and Senate President Susan Wagle on Wednessday about a plan to send a new tax proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback straight into a conference committee.
Rep. Fred Patton, R-Topeka, finds himself in the crosshairs of a statewide debate over whether to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a Medicaid expansion bill. He and Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, spoke Saturday at a town hall meeting in Silver Lake where Medicaid expansion was the dominant topic.
Jake Wall of Topeka speaks during a town hall meeting in Silver Lake on Saturday, urging his area lawmakers to override Gov. Sam Brownback's veto of a Medicaid expansion bill.
Sens. Mary Pilcher-Cook, left, and Vicki Schmidt debate a bill that would expand the Kansas Medicaid program known as KanCare under the federal Affordable Care Act, Monday, March 27, 2017 at the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka.
Rep. Tom Burroughs, right, D-Kansas City, urges members of the House Appropriations Committee to include funding in a two-year budget bill to make full payments into the state pension system. That motion, made by Rep. Eber Phelps, D-Hays, passed by a single vote.
Pittsburg school district superintendent Destry Brown testifies before a House committee about a proposed new school funding formula that would add $75 million in additional state funding for schools while requiring more local property taxes in most districts.
Deputy Education Commissioner Dale Dennis, left, briefs school district officials and lawmakers, both in person and by phone, about the latest school funding plan introduced in the Kansas Legislature.
Rep. Larry Campbell, R-Olathe, chairman of the House K-12 Education Budget Committee, studies details of a proposed new school finance formula that is largely similar to the one lawmakers repealed in 2015.
Rep. Clay Aurand, R-Belleville, explains details of a proposed new school finance formula for the House K-12 Education Budget Committee on March 21, 2017.