Kansas lawmakers returned to the Statehouse on Wednesday, but reached the weekend having made little progress on the major issues that remain for this legislative session.
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill reducing state regulation of telecommunications while beginning to phase out state subsidies for telecom firms.
Lawmakers could soon take a final vote on a controversial bill updating the state's laws for testing people who may have been exposed to some contagious diseases.
Negotiators for the Kansas House and Senate say agreement on a plan for more cuts in income taxes is unlikely until May.
Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate report little progress in working out differences in plans for further cuts in personal income taxes.
Kansas senators have approved a heavily amended version of Gov. Sam Brownback's reading initiative, putting the focus on first-graders.
A select group of lawmakers from the Kansas House and Senate started negotiations on tax legislation Wednesday.
Kansas House and Senate negotiators have delayed the start of talks aimed at smoothing out differences between the budgets passed in each chamber.
The meeting originally scheduled for early Monday afternoon was canceled because the Senate had not yet officially appointed that chamber's three negotiators.
Kansas lawmakers have decided they need more information before making changes to the state's laws that restrict corporate farming.
The Kansas House will soon be considering a tax plan that's very different from one proposed by Governor Sam Brownback.