Kansas Senate Approves Budget
KSCB News - March 30, 2011 5:56 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Kansas Senate has approved a $14 billion
state budget bill for the fiscal year that starts July 1.
Tuesday’s 36-3 vote sends the bill to the House, which will
debate its own version of the 2012 budget later in the week.
The Senate measure would reduce aid to the state’s 289 school
districts by $226 per student – slightly less than the $232
per-student cut proposed in the House budget bill.
Senators amended the bill during debate to make an additional
$5.7 million in cuts. It would give the state an $8.1 million
ending balance on June 30, 2012 – slightly more than the $7.5
million sought by Gov. Sam Brownback in his proposed budget.
The $14 billion in spending includes about $6 billion from state