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Kansas Lawmakers Back To Work Wednesday

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Kansas lawmakers are close to the end of their annual spring break and plan to reconvene this week at the Statehouse to wrap up their business for the year. KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports.

The State House and Senate are scheduled to be back in session Wednesday.

Lawmakers must balance the next state budget, and their research staff says they must close a $422 million shortfall for the fiscal year beginning July 1. But they have a full plate of other issues as well.

Wednesday would be the 73rd day of their annual session, out of the scheduled 90.

The 90th day would be May 16.

Lawmakers have met more than 90 days in previous years. Their longest annual session was in 2002, at 107 days. Last year's session lasted only 79.