Kansas Budget Negotiators Resume Talks

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are back at work on a new state budget.

The talks resumed Wednesday after the conferees made little progress Tuesday. They're trying to resolve differences between the two chambers on the $14 billion spending plan for the budget year that starts July 1.

The lead House negotiator, Republican Marc Rhoades of Newton, says one critical issue is the Senate's willingness to consider a compromise on tax cuts that would leave more money in the state's reserves.

Lawmakers have already sent Gov. Sam Brownback a bill reducing sales and income taxes. But those cuts will reduce revenue collections, and Rhoades says House negotiators want to limit spending to keep the state solvent.

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