Topeka The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a bill cutting about $35 million in state spending through June 30.
Tuesday's action clears the way for a second House vote, expected Wednesday, that would send the measure to the Senate.
Lawmakers and Gov. Sam Brownback are cutting the current budget to give the state a financial cushion when the new fiscal year begins July 1.
The House measure incorporates many reductions the chamber had approved last month. But a stalemate with the Senate on some details prompted Brownback to act on his own last week, imposing $56.5 million in cuts.
Some items in the new House plan ratify Brownback's actions, including moving money from public schools to social services to cover increased caseloads.