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House speaker Ron Rykcman talking to reporters earlier this month. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Friday, May 26th

Lawmakers ended the week on day 101 of the session.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Thursday, May 25th

The bill, which now heads to the Kansas Senate, would increase school funding by $280 million over two years. 

Kansas News Service Thursday, May 25th

The Kansas House has given first round approval to a plan to fund public schools.  But critics don't think the plan includes enough money to satisfy a court order to adequately fund K-12 education.

The Kansas House chamber during the debate. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Wednesday, May 24th

The plan is set for another vote in the chamber Thursday.

A door at the University of Kansas with a sign barring guns. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Tuesday, May 23rd

The plan would exempt public health care facilities from the state's concealed weapons law.

Candidates are lining up for a chance to move into the Governor's Mansion.
Kansas News Service Tuesday, May 23rd

Five Republicans, two Democrats and one Independent are said to be considering the race. Governor Sam Brownback will be leaving due to term limits after the 2018 election.  

Kansas News Service Monday, May 22nd

One state senator says Kansas could save a lot of money if it stopped educating out-of-state children.

Republican Senator Ty Masterson and other conservative lawmakers outline a new budget plan. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Monday, May 22nd

House members rejected a tax plan and conservative lawmakers outlined new budget ideas.

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Stephen Koranda Sunday, May 21st

The issue of concealed carry in public buildings could continue to draw attention.

(Photo by Stephen Koranda)
Associated Press Saturday, May 20th

Kansas legislators adjourned for the weekend after little progress on big issues like school funding and the state's budget gap.  When they reconvene Monday, they'll be only days away from the 100th day of their annual session, which is supposed to be their last.

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