Kansas legislators face writing a new plan for raising taxes to erase a projected budget shortfall.
The bill would let families who receive receive financial support from the state withdraw more than $25 per day.
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill that blocks furloughs for Kansas state government workers.
The chamber voted unanimously to approve the bill, which would deem all state employees essential.
Kansas lawmakers are having a tough time coming up with $406 million to balance the state budget.
Lawmakers say they will meet Saturday if they can’t get a budget deal done Friday night.
A tax plan to help balance the state budget has been defeated in the Kansas House.
A Kansas House-Senate committee has come up with a proposal to raise taxes to balance the budget.
The Kansas budget proposals in the legislature will not be debated by the state Senate.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination Thursday.
The Democrats are calling the furlough issue serious and one that presents big problems for Kansas.
Getting to a budget deal in the House may prove easier than getting a deal on taxes.
Some members of the Kansas House say the budget bill was passed without discussion to prevent furloughs of state workers.
Some lawmakers say the furloughs are a ploy to pass a budget without debate and proper vetting.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham opened his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Monday.