TOPEKA – The Kansas Senate budget compromise came late in the afternoon Wednesday, after a day where more time was spent waiting than debating.
The deal, hashed out between two unlikely bedfellows, reduced the current year’s budget by $334.8 million.
The amendment passed on a vote of 25-15 with the chamber’s nine Democrats and several conservative Republicans throwing in their support.
“This is a bill I believe makes progress and this is a bill that not everyone is happy with,” said Sen. Susan Wagle, a conservative Wichita Republican. “It tries to get us to where we can all get on the same page.” Read More