TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) The Kansas Senate has given final approval to a proposed $14.2 billion state budget that’s slightly more generous than one proposed by Gov. Sam Brownback.
Senators voted 39-1 Wednesday to send the measure to the House after it was amended to include language from a House committee restricting abortion training at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
The bill cuts overall spending by almost 4 percent, or $572 million, during the fiscal year that begins July 1.
But it includes funds for social service programs that Brownback didn’t include in his spending recommendations. It includes an additional $16 million for children’s programs and nearly $9 million to boost the pay of state workers whose salaries are below the pay for people with similar private sector jobs.