Kansas House Passes $14B Budget

By: AP, Posted by Josh Mabry
By: AP, Posted by Josh Mabry

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House has approved a $14.1
billion state budget that cuts overall spending by about $600
million, or 4 percent.

House members voted 87-36 Monday on the bill containing the
spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The measure
now moves to the Senate, which is working out details of its
version of the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1.

The House legislation also contains a provision to prohibit
state employees from being involved in abortions.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/yBp06m ) that
the House added $29 million to help K-12 public schools grapple
with high student enrollment.

The bill also retains a ban by the Kansas Department of Social
and Rehabilitation Services to deny food stamp benefits to some
U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.

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Information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal,
http://www.cjonline.com

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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