(Updated): Legislature overrides governor’s budget vetoes

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(Updated to reflect comments from governor and Denning; inserts most recent budget projections).

The Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Laura Kelly's budget vetoes, including a $51 million payment into the state retirement system.

Kelly signed the $18.4 billion budget for fiscal 2020 but vetoed the $51 million retirement system payment plus $1.9 million in supplemental funding for community mental health centers, $1.2 million for evidenced- or research-based reading programs and $261,000 for the Teach for America program.

The House voted to override the governor's veto 86-30, and the . . .

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