No absences for senator
State Sen. Kelly Kultala, D-Kansas City, has been recognized for achieving perfect attendance and voting records during the 2009 legislative session.
The Legislature met for 89 days during the 2009 session, during which time 386 recorded votes were cast. In total, lawmakers considered 916 pieces of legislation and signed 144 into law.
Kultala represents the 5th Senate District, which includes parts of Bonner Springs and Kansas City, Kan.