Last week was the last week of the regular session of the Kansas Legislature. After a three week break, legislators will return to Topeka for the wrap-up session which is expected to end sometime in mid-May.
This past week the Senate and the House gave final approval to the fiscal year 2010 budget bill.
36th District State Senator Janis Lee of Kensington said the latest economic news for the state may change those numbers.
Senator Lee said the bad economic news was the reason she voted against a tax reduction bill that included several new sales tax exemptions and an expansion of who would be eligible to claim the Homestead Property Tax Refund.