Lawmakers Leave for Mid-session Break

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas legislators are taking a long weekend because they've met a major deadline for their session this year.

The deadline is called turnaround. It's when most bills must pass the chamber in which they were introduced to stay alive.

That deadline actually is Saturday, but both chambers finished their business Friday.

Lawmakers won't be in session Monday. Both chambers plan only brief sessions Tuesday afternoon before returning to a full schedule on Wednesday.

They are paid for the entire time, however. Their salaries are $86.50 a day, and they get $109 a day for expenses.

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