Kansas State Reps Discuss Upcoming Legislative Session

Apr 24, 2017

From left to right, Kansas State Reps. Stephanie Clayton, Jarrod Ousley and Melissa Rooker gave KCUR's 'Up To Date' a preview of the issues they'll look to tackle when the legislature reconvenes in May.
Credit Luke X. Martin / KCUR 89.3

When their spring adjournment ends, Kansas state lawmakers will look to resolve a $1 billion budget gap, adopt a school funding plan, modify taxes, and maybe even vote on Medicaid expansion — again. (Piece of cake, right?) Today, Republicans Stephanie Clayton, of Overland Park, Fairway's Melissa Rooker, and Merriam Democrat Jarrod Ousley, talk about what challenges stand in the way, and what Kansans can expect at the wrap-up session's end. Then, sports reporter Greg Echlin tells us about things changing at Kansas State University (the athletic director), and things staying the same (football coach Bill Snyder).