Kansas House Republican leaders might want to get in sync with their party’s would-be chief executive of the state. The proposed budget solution they offered last week would rely on, among other things, $130 million in extended stimulus aid for Medicaid — funding that Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., the leading GOP candidate for governor, recently voted against in the U.S. Senate. According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Brownback said the spending “was fiscally irresponsible and was not offset.” He said: “We already have a record deficit of $1.56 trillion this year and this bill would have added over $100 billion, which is grossly unfair to our children and grandchildren.” Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., voted against the bill, which passed 62-36.
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