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Kansas lawmakers considering pay raises in budget talks


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are trying to resolve their differences over pay raises for state employees and settle their last remaining budget issues so they can end their annual session.

House and Senate negotiators met for a second day Friday to draft a final version of the state budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and the fiscal year starting in July 2018.

Lawmakers cannot adjourn their annual session without finishing work on the spending blueprints for state government.

A key issue was pay raises for state employees.

The Senate approved a 2 percent pay raise for a...

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