Highlights — yes, there were some — from the 2021 session

Kansas legislators saw that public schools will continue to be adequately funded and resuscitated the judicial branch with critical funding

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May 11, 2021 - 10:18 AM

Gov. Laura Kelly was recently sworn in as Honorary Marshal of Boot Hill Museum. The museum was recently expanded, thanks to STAR Bond funding. Kelly joins other Honorary Marshals Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, Sen. Bob Dole, and Presidents John F. Kennedy and Gerald Ford. Photo courtesy of the Governor's office.

It was a marathon weekend for Kansas legislators as they wrapped up their 2021 legislative session. 

The session was an overall disappointment in that even though they were able to give generous tax breaks that will benefit primarily the wealthy, legislators refused to give rank-and-file state employees a measly 2.5% raise or expand Medicaid.

Still, there were rays of sunshine.

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