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Archive for Monday, May 14, 2012

Budget talks resume with much work remaining

May 14, 2012

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— Legislators are returning to the Statehouse to finish work on the proposed $14 billion Kansas budget for 2013.

Monday is the 93rd day of the session and the 20th day of the wrap-up session, the longest in the state's history.

Three House and three Senate negotiators met Saturday but stuck to minor budget issues.

The budget calls for spending some $6 billion in state tax dollars and fees in the fiscal year beginning July 1, covering most government programs.

Negotiators are at odds over how to fund increases in public schools, including how much to boost spending and the source of that funding. They also disagree on spending on social services and money to defend the state in litigation over redistricting maps.

Comments

yourworstnightmare 2 years, 7 months ago

$35,000 per day it costs the Kansas taxpayers for this overtime session, which would be well worth it if they were going to do anything meaningful and quickly.

Tracy Rogers 2 years, 7 months ago

It shouldn't cost us a dime for these guys to get done what they've had 90 days to do.

But then, they live by the Golden Rule. Those who have the gold make the rules.

headdoctor 2 years, 7 months ago

They wouldn't be running behind if they had spent more time doing their job instead of being so concerned about what is going on between women's thighs and coming up with other frivolous laws that will only waste even more time and money.

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