October 14, 2016 •
Kansas Lawmakers Already Planning for Extended 2017 Session
Before it begins, Kansas lawmakers are planning for an extended regular legislative session in 2017. Usually set at 90 days, additional money has been earmarked for a 100-day session.
Continuing school finance issues and an expected revenue shortfall have been cited as reasons for the planned extension. While many lawmakers thought it was prudent to plan now rather than find the money later, others felt it sets a bad precedent going into a session not expecting to complete the Legislature’s work on time.
The session in 2018 will be budgeted at 80 days to compensate.
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