The 2021 Kansas Legislative Session is Officially Over!

One veto override attempt, a couple of resolutions, and it's done... There was only one attempt to override any of Kansas Governor Laura Kelly's recent vetoes. This one was on Senate Bill 29 - a bill expanding the availability of so-called "junk insurance" plans....

We told you about school finance; what about the rest of it?

Vouchers There were several attempts to expand Kansas' current voucher program (tax credit scholarships) and create a radical new voucher program coming from Kristey Williams (R-Augusta) K-12 Education Budget Committee. Kristey Williams (R-Augusta), champions the...

Legislature Adjourns Early!

Last day sees little debate but critical legislation passed When the legislature convened on Friday morning there were three major issues outstanding for public education. They did not have a school finance plan, a maintenance of effort problem in higher education...

a day heavy with veto overrides

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed a number of controversial bills during the April break and legislators wasted no time in seeking to override those vetoes on the first day of the veto session.  Six bills and several line item vetoes were taken up. Of the six...

Governor Laura kelly vetoes hb 2058

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly April 23, 2021 Today, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly vetoed House Bill 2058, changes to concealed carry permits in Kansas. This bill does two things.  First, it establishes concealed carry license reciprocity with other states under which the...