In Kansas, Missouri and across the country, the legislative sessions go on and on …


In Kansas, Missouri and across the country, the legislative sessions go on and on …

Kansas lawmakers may have dispensed with the big issues of school finance and taxes, but they’re not done yet. And that means they are inching toward the longest session in Topeka ever.

Thursday is day 111. Only the 2015 session, when legislators spent 114 days in the statehouse, was longer. That year, a 40-day veto session kept legislators on the job until June 12.

Even if this year’s session doesn’t break 2015’s record, “it’s a damn long session already,” said Burdett Loomis, a University of Kansas political scientist.

All six of Kansas’s triple-digit regular sessions have come since 1990. Loomis …

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