Senate approves $14B budget; Bill would allow open carry anywhere in Kansas; Committee authorizes bonds to pay KPERS debt.
Kansas Senate Approves $14B Budget
The Kansas Senate has given final approval to a $14 billion budget for the next fiscal year.
Thursday's 24-16 vote sends the measure to the House, which approved its own budget bill Wednesday. Negotiators from the two chambers are expected to begin meeting next week to work out a final version.
Senate moves its budget forward; Bill cutting sales and income tax gets first-round approval in House; $45M plan to hold down property tax rejected; Wyandotte County and a cluster of counties in southeast Kansas remain among the least healthy in state.
Kansas Senate Give First-Round Approval To New Budget
The Senate's version of the budges includes language that would require legislative approval before the state could expand Medicaid coverage.