Sunday Reader: Election law defense costs mount; Insurance Department sets new record

A rolling field of sunflowers at dusk in Kansas

Good morning everyone:

It was good to get back to the Capitol last week and see familiar faces. We are now settled into our digs at the Ramada — even if it means providing your own shower curtain. The first week of the session was relatively quiet, so this week's roundup isn't as newsy as we would like. So, onto the significant stories that we published last week along with other news you might have missed but need to know.