Kansas House Passes Budget with Ed Cut

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House has approved a $13.4
billion budget, and the Senate is debating its own spending plan.

The House vote Tuesday was 70-54.

The House measure includes extra money for some social services
but makes a modest cut in public school funding for the state's
2010 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

The House's budget bill uses federal stimulus dollars to prevent
a deficit during fiscal 2010.

The House added money for services for the disabled and for Gov.
Kathleen Sebelius' plan to provide state health coverage for an
additional 8,000 children.

But it cut aid to Kansas' 295 school districts by $26 million,
or 0.7 percent.

The Senate's proposed budget does not cut aid to public schools,
however.


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