The opposition in the upper chamber came mostly from Democrats who said the budget bill for the fiscal year that starts July 1 was too punitive to state workers. But three Republicans also voted against it, including Sens. Chris Steineger of Kansas City, Vicki Schmidt of Topeka and Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha. Sen. Roger Reitz, a Manhattan Republican, voted for the bill but delivered a harsh critique of the measure because of its cuts to social services and state employees. And Sen. Les Donovan, R-Wichita, was not present to vote.
Friday, May 13, 2011
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