Senate Adopts New Kansas Budget Position

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Friday, May 18, 2012

The Kansas Senate has approved a revised version of its budget plan for the upcoming fiscal year, but there's no clear indication the proposal will go any further.

Friday's 32-6 vote sent the Senate plan to the House, where leaders have signaled they're unlikely to consider it.

The two chambers approved budgets of roughly $14 billion earlier in the session. Negotiators have been meeting off and on to try to work out the differences.

The new Senate version incorporates some of those compromises, as well as the Senate's positions on spending for education. School
funding has been a major sticking point in the negotiations.

No additional negotiations were immediately scheduled Friday or for the weekend.

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