Kansas Governor Will Revise 2010 Budget over Stimulus

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is revising her proposed budget for the state's 2010 fiscal year because of the federal stimulus legislation.

Sebelius told reporters Wednesday that she'll present a revised budget to legislators by the end of the week. Fiscal 2010 begins July 1.

Legislative researchers project that if the state tries to carry forward with its current budget, it will end fiscal 2010 with a deficit of $654 million.

But that doesn't take into account any of the $1.7 billion in federal funds the state expects to receive from the stimulus package.

The first installment of that package arrived Wednesday. It was nearly $72 million in additional health care dollars.

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