When Kansas lawmakers return to Topeka Wednesday to finish the 2010 Kansas Legislative session, there will still be a full plate of items left to attend to.

When Kansas lawmakers return to Topeka Wednesday to finish the 2010 Kansas Legislative session, there will still be a full plate of items left to attend to.
Not the least of which is the budget, which got a little worse during the spring recess. Lawmakers are now tasked with balancing the state’s spending and are looking down a nearly $510 million hole to do so.
“What I’m telling people is that I don’t know what its going to take to put a budget together and fund it,” said State Rep. Bob Grant, D-Cherokee. “It’s going to be tough.”
While on the Senate side, some feel that a compromise may not be that far away. In fact, State Sen. Chris Steineger said that a compromise has been in the works since before the break.
"We will pass a budget," Steineger, a Kansas City Democrat, said. "There are elements for a compromise that was coming together in March."