2012 Legislature “Contentious”

The 2012 Kansas Legislature adjourned May 20 in Topeka after 99 full days of what 36th District Sen. Allen Schmidt (D-Hays) calls “contentious” debate.

The wrap-up session was the longest in Kansas history.

An ambitious agenda set by Governor Brownback left important bills until the waning hours, including school funding, KPERS, Medicaid, and the state budget.

The Legislature failed to pass a redistricting map and the issue was sent to the courts.

Sen. Schmidt and 111th District Rep. Eber Phelps (D-Hays) reflect back to the session on the Eagle Community Television Legislative Wrap, airing at 4 and 8p.m. Friday-Tuesday on Channel 14.