Liberal, KS

Now: 28 °F

Currently: Cloudy

Hi: 28 °F | Lo: 27 °F


Hi: 48 °F 

Lo: 28 °F


Hi: 55 °F 

Lo: 37 °F


Hi: 52 °F 

Lo: 18 °F


Hi: 37 °F 

Lo: 19 °F


Hi: 49 °F 

Lo: 28 °F

Kansas Budget Approval Comes Unravelled

KSCB News - April 2, 2012 8:07 am

An agreement among Kansas legislators over a
proposed $14.1 billion state budget has unraveled.
House negotiators backed away from the compromise spending plan
shortly before their chamber was supposed to vote on it Friday.
House Speaker Mike O’Neal, a Hutchinson Republican, then announced
that his chamber would not vote before lawmakers adjourned in the
evening for their annual spring break.
The issue was how to cover $25 million in unexpected costs faced
by the state’s 286 school districts. The House had proposed
diverting money from highway projects, an idea not in Governor Sam
Brownback’s budget recommendations or approved by the Senate.
The budget agreement called for lawmakers to address that issue
when they return from their break April 25th. But House negotiators
wanted senators to reconsider, and senators didn’t.


Latest Stories

Judge Rules Somalis Can Testify in Bomb Plot Case

(AP) – A federal judge has ruled that Somali immigrants can testify at the sentencing of...

Martin Luther King Jr. March and Program on Monday Jan. 21st

The Martin Luther King Day Committee will be hosting its annual Martin Luther King Day event...

Skyland, SCCC Partner for Ag Career Opportunities

by Rachel Coleman, SCCC The value of Seward County Community College’s agriculture department was evident when...