Governor's budget plan spotlights divided Kansas government
January 18, 2019
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly outlined a proposed budget Thursday that commits Kansas to higher spending on public schools and an expanded Medicaid health insurance program while launching a political fight with top Republican lawmakers over their plans for tax relief.
Kelly's release of her proposed $18.4 billion spending blueprint for the budget year beginning in July gave Kansas residents a taste of what a divided state government is likely to look like.
The new governor's budget assumes legislators do not adjust income tax laws this year, even though that's a priorit...
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