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Kansas lawmakers settle fiscal issues amid Medicaid protest


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators on Wednesday reversed actions by Kansas' Democratic governor to reshape the state budget to her liking, but they couldn't save a GOP tax relief plan and had their work briefly delayed by a loud protest in favor of expanding Medicaid.

The GOP-controlled Legislature overrode Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's vetoes of several items in the next state budget, including an extra $51 million payment to the state's public pension system to help boost its long-term financial stability. She had argued for socking away more funds in the state's cash reserves a...

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