(Updated to reflect agreement with legislative comments)
Lawmakers on Monday reached an agreement on a new emergency management bill that puts new checks on the governor and local public health officers while giving Kansans explicit legal recourse to challenge emergency directives.
A House-Senate conference committee worked throughout the day Monday, trading proposals during several rounds of negotiations as they sought to forge a deal before the state's current emergency declaration expires March 31.
The committee agreed to a deal after 7 p.m. The conference committee report is expected to be signed Tuesday.
Republican state Sen. Kellie Warren . . .