Deficits Loom Big For Kansas Legislators

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TOPEKA. Kan (WIBW)-- With Kansas state officials officially sworn in it's time for lawmakers to get down to business.

The Kansas House and Senate convened Monday afternoon and tops on the agenda was swearing in of new members and those re-elected.

The group includes several new representatives for the Topeka area who say they'll jump right in as lawmakers to tackle a $260 million hole in the current state budget and another $460 million deficit in the 2016 fiscal year.

Lawmakers will hear Governor Sam Brownback's specific budget proposals later this week when he delivers his State of the State Address Thursday night.