Kansas Senate Approves $14.4 Billion Dollar Budget
KSCB News - May 3, 2012 8:10 am
The Kansas Senate has approved a $14.4
billion state budget for the next fiscal year after adding money
for public schools and property tax relief.
Wednesday’s 34-5 vote sends the bill to the House, where a
separate spending plan for the fiscal year that starts in July is
Senators amended the budget to add $50 million to increase base
state aid for schools, plus $27 million to equalize school aid
payments among poorer districts. Language authorizing the increases
is in another bill already approved by the Senate but still pending
in the House.
The Senate also added $45 million for cities and counties to
reduce property taxes. The money restores a revenue-sharing program
that began in 1938 but was suspended in 2002 when the state faced