Archive for Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kansas House, Senate find themselves on opposite sides in budget battle

March 24, 2009, 10:08 a.m. Updated March 24, 2009, 6:05 p.m.


— The Kansas House and Senate are taking different positions on cutting state funding for public schools.

The House voted 70-54 on Tuesday for $13.4 billion budget bill that reduces aid to education by almost $26 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1.

But the Senate approved on a 26-14 vote a proposed budget for fiscal 2010 with no cuts in education funding. Its total spending plan is $13.3 billion.

The final version of the fiscal 2010 budget will be written by House and Senate negotiators.

Both chambers’ proposed budgets would use federal stimulus funds to prevent a deficit by the end of fiscal year 2010.


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