Kansas Lawmakers Prepare To Resume 2012 Session

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Kansas lawmakers resume the 2012 session Wednesday facing major unresolved issues, including passage of a state budget and redrawing the state's political boundaries.

Legislators have spent the three weeks on their traditional spring recess.

House and Senate budget committees met during the break to work on the estimated $14 billion budget for the next fiscal year. The committees received word during the recess that state revenue over the next two years is expected to top earlier estimates by $252 million.

House and Senate negotiators are expected to resume talks on proposals to reduce the state income tax for individuals and eliminate the tax for nearly 200,000 businesses.

Lawmakers must also redraw the boundaries of the 125 state House districts, 40 Senate districts and four U.S. House districts.

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