Kansas House OKs Budget, Senate Debate Awaits

By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
The Kansas House has given final approval to the chamber

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House has given final approval to the chamber's version of a $14 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year, including cuts to higher education.

Wednesday's 68-55 vote sends the bill to the Senate, which was scheduled to debate its own version later Wednesday.

The House budget plan spends about $6 billion in general state revenues in the fiscal year that begins July 1. It also makes a 4 percent cut to higher education, a reduction of close to $30 million for state universities and community colleges.

Both chambers closely follow a budget presented by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback for spending on K-12 education, social services and public safety.

The House is debating a tax package that diverts money from the state transportation program to fund programs.


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