Government & Politics

Same old song in Topeka? Sort of.

Legislators, visitors break out in song at Kansas Capitol

On the same day Kansas lawmakers tackled issues such as whether or not to vote against the governor and expand Medicaid, they found time to enjoy some lighthearted entertainment. This video includes music: "Inspired" / Kevin MacLeod CC BY 3.0.
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On the same day Kansas lawmakers tackled issues such as whether or not to vote against the governor and expand Medicaid, they found time to enjoy some lighthearted entertainment. This video includes music: "Inspired" / Kevin MacLeod CC BY 3.0.

What’s going on today in the Kansas Capitol? Plenty, including an attempt to override Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto of Medicaid expansion that fell just three votes short.

But that doesn’t mean there isn’t time for a little singing.

Shortly after the House started business for the day, lawmakers joined in on a group singalong of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in honor of Major League Baseball’s opening day.

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And around noon, an opera singer serenaded lawmakers from the second floor rotunda as voting continued.

Ah, politics …

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