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New Federal Legislation Means Dollars For Kansas
08/12/2010
 

Kansas officials expect the state to receive

$179 million from recently approved federal legislation.

President Barack Obama this week signed a $26 billion measure

meant to prop up states' budgets and prevent the layoffs of tens of

thousands of teachers and government workers.

Gov. Mark Parkinson's office says Kansas expects to receive $92

million in additional education funds and $87 million for Medicaid,

which covers health care for the poor and disabled.

His office says the money will keep the state's current, $13.7

billion budget in balance.

State lawmakers had assumed the federal government would provide

additional funds when they drafted the budget.

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