In the Royals’ 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Sunday in Seattle — a win that stopped a five-game losing streak and salvaged the final game of a six-game road trip — Danny Duffy’s stand proved crucial. The reliever threw a lifeline to Royals starter Ian Kennedy, who had thrown five scoreless innings before loading the bases in the sixth.
The Kansas House and Senate approved a budget bill by tiny margins early Monday morning.The House vote, 63-59 came at 1:05 a.m. It needed 63 votes to pass. The Senate vote, 22-18 came two hours later. The bill now goes to Gov. Sam Brownback, who has said he will sign it.
Here’s a messy, non-transparent way to pass laws affecting the futures of 3 million Kansans: Into early Monday morning, lawmakers were discussing how to pass bills on the busted state budget, guns, abortion, family planning and even bison.