- The Senate approved a bill that would bar state and local officials from using state funds to prepare materials or broadcast advertising that promote or oppose gun control measures.
- Republican legislative leaders say they want to resolve budget issues before the two chambers work out their differences on tax cuts, the other big issue still hanging over lawmakers.
- The Kansas adjutant general and top officials with the Armenian Ministry of Defense say a 10-year relationship between the state and the former Soviet republic has yielded benefits for both groups.
- Senate President Susan Wagle of Wichita told fellow GOP senators Tuesday that her chamber and the House don't even agree on assumptions to use in projecting state revenues and spending.
- In a letter to fellow judges, Hon. Lawton Nuss says Sen. Jeff King is trying to link a pay increase for nonjudicial employees to support for change in how appellate judges are selected.
- House Minority Leader Paul Davis says discussions of tax issues should occur during public meetings of negotiators appointed by House and Senate leaders to resolve the chambers' differences.
- The Joint Committee on State Building Construction recommends the State Finance Council reject all bids for a parking lot at SW 10th and Topeka Boulevard. The state received a high bid of $2.5 million for it.
- A House committee put new language in a bill, saying there won't be extra money for services for the developmentally disabled unless the services are brought into the Medicaid overhaul.