Budget conferees coming back at 4 with full offers

TOPEKA — House and Senate budget conferees plan to meet again at 4 p.m. today to offer full budgets, foregoing smaller deals for the sake of timing.

Rep. Marc Rhoades, R-Newton and the House’s lead budget negotiator, said his chamber had signed an agree to disagree commitment.

Legislators are nearing the end of the 90-day session.

That both chambers plan to return this afternoon with full offers is a sign that an agreement may be reached soon on how your tax dollars will be spent.

The chambers remain divided on dollars for education, universities, the judicial system and the Kansas Affordable Airfares Program.