Legislators are returning to the Statehouse
to finish work on the proposed $14 billion Kansas budget for 2013.
Monday is the 93rd day of the session and the 20th day of the
wrap-up session, the longest in the state's history.
Three House and three Senate negotiators met Saturday but stuck
to minor budget issues.
The budget calls for spending some $6 billion in state tax
dollars and fees in the fiscal year beginning July 1, covering most
Negotiators are at odds over how to fund increases in public
schools, including how much to boost spending and the source of
that funding. They also disagree on spending on social services and
money to defend the state in litigation over redistricting maps.