Senate accepts House position on Kansas Affordable Airfares

TOPEKA — The Kansas Senate has accepted the House’s offer to fund the Kansas Affordable Airfares Program at $5 million, which Gov. Sam Brownback had recommended.

Sen. Carolyn McGinn, R-Sedgwick, said she thinks budget negotiators are getting close on how to spend taxpayer dollars next year.

After two week of gridlock, she said there appears to be progress this week.

Legislators are scheduled to go home on Thursday, but that is looking unlikely as the budget still needs to be approved and sent off to the governor.

Budget conferees return to committee at 4 p.m. today.