The Kansas Legislature will return on May 21 with final, sine die adjournment. In short, the Legislative Coordinating Council (LCC) decided to pull the plug, despite the huge public health and fiscal problems facing the state. This comes close to a dereliction of duty to the Kansans who elected them.
Meeting during the coronavirus pandemic is difficult to be sure, but both parties seem willing to hand immense power over to the governor, even as Republican leaders oppose the governor’s schedule to open up the state.
Folding the legislative tent may be understandable, but it is short-sighted. Kansans deserve some vision as they face the future. There are two major issues that the Legislature should have addressed.