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Statehouse Live: Brownback signs budget; vetoes Kansas Arts Commission funding

Topeka — Gov. Sam Brownback on Saturday signed into law the $13.8 billion state budget, and as expected vetoed funding of the Kansas Arts Commission. The budget, approved with only Republican votes in the Legislature, also cuts base state aid to schools ... read more

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Nikki Haley issued some reckless budget vetoes ... Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback deleted funding for his state's art commission in 2011, but lawmakers brought back $700,000 for this budget year. A "Rally for the Arts" is being planned for the Statehouse ... read more

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