The Legislature remained out of session Tuesday following last week's so-called ``turnaround'' deadline. That's the day most bills must clear their chamber of origin to remain under consideration this year.
Kansas legislators are considering major changes in a state law governing contract negotiations between teachers and school districts, prompting the state's largest teachers union to complain of what it calls a ``war'' on educators.
Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach has made election fraud a major focus of his tenure since he took office in 2011 and a bill approved by the Senate would give him authority to prosecute the crime.
bill would require the Department of Children and Family Services to screen applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits for illegal drug use. Those identified with a suspicion of use would be subject to testing.