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Kansas Lawmakers To Vote On Budget

KSCB News - March 30, 2012 8:12 am

Kansas legislators are preparing to consider
a compromise $14.1 billion state budget drafted by negotiators for
the House and Senate.
The House was to vote first Friday on the spending plan for the
fiscal year that begins July 1. The Senate planned to take it up
before lawmakers adjourned for their annual spring break.
Three senators and three House members wrapped up their talks
Thursday evening.
However, negotiators left some decisions for a budget cleanup
bill they’ll consider later, such as longevity bonuses for state
employees. Lawmakers return April 25 to wrap up the year’s
The measure includes nearly $13 million in spending on social
services included by the Senate but not the House.
But the budget is likely to cut overall spending about 4


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