• The Legislative Session Ends
  • June 10, 2013
  • Law Firm: Foulston Siefkin LLP - Wichita Office
  • The 2013 legislative session finally ended in the early hours of Sunday, June 2nd. It was the latest date for the adjournment of a regular session in Kansas history. After nearly a month of House/Senate wrangling over tax legislation and the state budget, both houses reluctantly adopted a state budget measure (SB 171) for the next two fiscal years which many members didn’t like and which received the bare minimum of votes necessary (63 in the House, 21 in the Senate) for passage. The final version of the bill actually reduces the Governor’s original budget recommendation by some $66 million for Fiscal Year 2014 (7/1/13 to 6/30/14) and further reduces the Governor’s recommendation for FY 2015 by $68 million. In both FY 2014 and FY 2015 total state expenditures are set to exceed $14 billion.