A Kansas House committee will try again
Tuesday to finish work on a proposed $14 billion state budget for
the fiscal year that starts in July.
The House Appropriations Committee met twice Monday but was
unable to complete the budget. The full House can't debate a
proposed budget until the committee produces a plan.
The committee reaffirmed its earlier rejection of Gov. Sam
Brownback's proposal to increase funding for schools using the
state's general revenues. Instead, the panel kept with an earlier
decision to take the money from highway funds.
The House panel also discussed the need for additional spending
on public safety, including overtime pay for Kansas Highway Patrol
The Senate is tentatively scheduled to debate its own budget
bill on Wednesday.