The 2013 Kansas Legislature is set to open on Monday, January 14. The
official opening will start at 2 p.m. with the swearing in of House and
Senate members. The big news will come out of January 15 when Gov.
Brownback addresses the Legislature to give his State of the State
address. The governor will most likely discuss the Kansas Budget
process, moving from an annual budgeting cycle to a biannual cycle. He
may also discuss the impact of the 2012 tax cuts, reauthorizing the 2009
1-cent sales tax, school funding, and merit selection.
After the governor has laid out his vision for 2013, legislators will
begin introducing legislation and holding hearings. To keep pace with
the fast paced Capitol issues, follow me on twitter (@KansasBarLeg) for the latest legislative updates. You can also keep tabs on legislative deadlines at http://bit.ly/2013SessionPlanner.