On April 20, 1914, the management at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, owned by the Rockefeller Family, ordered an attack on a tent colony just outside the town of Ludlow.
This decision resulted in the deaths of 20 people, including 2 women and 11 children who burned to death in tents that had been soaked in kerosene and set on fire.
Two bills that would have cut back teachers' bargaining rights have been shelved for this session.
The Kansas Senate has passed a bill barring public employee unions from deducting money from their members' paychecks for political purposes.
Currently, union members can have voluntary contributions automatically deducted from their paychecks to be used for political advocacy.
Some supporters of the bill say it prevents union members' dues from going to candidates or causes they don't support, and it takes government out of the business of processing the contributions.
Union contribution bill passes Senate; Mid-Continent terminal construction ahead of schedule; Boeing Center opens at the Kansas Aviation Museum.
Kan. Senate Passes Union Contribution Bill
The Kansas Senate passed a bill Thursday that restricts how public employee unions collect member payments. They would be barred from deducting money from member paychecks for political purposes.