State lawmakers aren’t satisfied with the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services’ one-page blueprint for cutting more than $43 million from its budget, the Kansas Health Institute News Service reported. “We need more information,” said Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka. “There’s not much here.” Almost half the cuts — $19.3 million — were tied to not-yet-defined reforms to the state’s Medicaid program, and $3.8 million were from eliminating state-funded grants and contracts, though it’s unclear which ones. “It looks to me like the big money is going to be coming out of services for the people in Kansas who happen to be less fortunate,” said Rep. Bob Bethell, R-Alden. “I’m not sure that’s good for the state of Kansas.”
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