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.