The Kansas Legislature has opened its annual session.
The House convened at 2 p.m. Monday, the time specified for the opening in the state constitution.
The Senate gaveled in about 2:15 p.m.
Leaders of each chamber’s Republican majority were hoping this year’s session will be 80 or fewer days. Sessions are typically scheduled for 90 days, but last year’s was the longest ever at 114 days because of GOP infighting over budget and tax issues.