Kansas state Rep. Steven Becker asks questions about proposed changes to the state’s “Hard 50” prison sentence during a committee hearing Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, in Topeka, Kan. Legislators are considering a bill that would make changes to the way the prison sentence is determined following a June U.S. Supreme Court ruling in a Virginia case. (AP Photo/John Milburn)

Challenges to Kan. Hard 50 fix in offing

Attorneys and state officials say it’s too early to tell if justices of the Kansas Supreme Court will approve changes made this week to the …

Kansas Legislature Special Session

Kan. ‘Hard 50′ bill goes to governor

The Kansas Senate has sent Gov. Sam Brownback a bill revising a state law allowing 50-year sentences in certain murder cases to fix a consti…