TOPEKA – The Senate passed its budget proposal with few changes after about two hours of debate today.
The chamber added $1.2 million to expand health insurance for Kansas children, deferred pay increases for state employees by one year and added $35,000 back into the budget for agriculture lessons.
The bill, Senate substitute for House Bill 2354, passed 26-14. Earlier in the afternoon, the House gave final approval, 70-54, to its budget proposal, House Bill 2373.
A negotiating committee will work to resolve differences between the bills.