Legislature adjourns under cloud of uncertainty


The Kansas Legislature adjourned its regular session two weeks early Thursday evening under a shadow of uncertainty about whether it will return again this year.

The Legislature left after passing a $19.9 billion budget for 2021 that didn't include a lot of proposed spending because of the mounting economic crisis stemming from the coronavirus pandemic spreading in Kansas.

The Legislature is leaving behind a vast body of unfinished work ranging from the constitutional amendment on abortion and Medicaid expansion to sports wagering and taxes.

The Legislature traditionally returns for its so-called veto session after taking a break . . .


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