A joint House-Senate conference committee agreed to remove a budget provision that would have frozen the state's KanCare contracts in place for a year after this fall's race for governor.
The House agreed with the Senate not to adopt language that would have extended the $4 billion in contracts with three companies to run the program through the end of 2024.
The budget provision would have required any change to the KanCare program to be approved by the Legislative Coordinating Council.
The budget proviso would have left it up to the administration of whoever is elected governor . . .