Republican Gov. Sam Brownback on Saturday showed his frustration with part of the state budget passed by the GOP-dominated Kansas Legislature by vetoing the entire Department of Corrections allotment for fiscal year 2015.
Brownback signed the bill containing a budget of more than $14 billion for each of the next two fiscal years, starting in July.
Although the governor used his power to veto multiple line items, most of the decisions made by lawmakers about spending will take effect.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging Gov. Sam Brownback to veto provisions in the proposed state budget.
Schmidt says he and county prosecutors object to two provisions that would take funds from his agency. One is a provision that diverts $600,000 in fees from applications for concealed carry permits. Schmidt says the money shouldn't be used for general government programs.
The House Appropriations Committee is resuming some work on the 2014 budget Monday.
The House committee is scheduled to tackle small funding issues related to bills that are already signed into law.
All Legislators will return from their month-long break on May 8.
Still, several committees have met to prepare for the rest of the session. The Senate Ways and Means Committee met on Thursday, and the House Appropriations Committee is set to work on the budget Monday and Tuesday.