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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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