Lawmakers renew effort to pass budget as pressure for Medicaid expansion builds


The Kansas House late Friday started to make another run at passing a $18 billion budget that was derailed earlier in the day as part of an effort to expand Medicaid.

The House started debate at about 10 p.m. Friday, hours after the chamber blocked passage of the budget in an effort to leverage a debate over in the Senate.

A House/Senate conference committee trimmed the budget after the House sent it back for further review earlier in the day as a strategy to force the Senate to vote on Medicaid expansion.

The committee returned the budget to . . .


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