TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas House committee is preparing to debate proposals for closing a projected deficit of almost $200 million in the state’s next budget.
Chairman and Olathe Republican Ron Ryckman Jr. hoped the Appropriations Committee would approve a budget-balancing bill Thursday.
The committee planned to start by reviewing Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposals to close the gap largely by juggling funds and capturing unanticipated savings.
If the committee approves a bill Thursday, the measure would go to the full House for debate next week. Republican leaders want to finish work by the end of this month on a plan for balancing the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
The Senate Ways and Means Committee also was debating budget measures Thursday but wasn’t sure it would vote on a plan.
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