Special session continues to mesmerize us

(Syndicated to Kansas newspapers Aug. 12, 2013)

Martin HawverWe Statehouse habitués are continuing to wonder about this special session to deal with the state’s hard-50 sentencing law, holding it up to the light to see whether it’s necessary—and if there are other little political items off in the weeds that aren’t obvious.

And, for those of us who have been around the Statehouse since Roundup was invented, there are some surprising little back-stories that keep popping up.

Like, is this special session really needed?