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How area senators voted on state budget cuts

The Senate narrowly approved $138 million in budget cuts across state agencies Tuesday.

But it still must resolve whether to delay promised tax decreases — or take other action — to make up another $70 million.

A mix of moderate Republicans and Democrats cobbled together enough support to pass Senate substitute for House Bill 2373 by a vote of 21-17. Conservatives opposed the proposal, saying lawmakers should cut more.

Here's how area senators voted, according to the Associated Press:

Republicans voting yes:Jay Emler, Lindsborg; Carolyn McGinn, Sedgwick; Jean Schodorf, Wichita

Republicans voting no: Steve Abrams, Arkansas City; Terry Bruce, Hutchinson; Ty Masterson, Andover; Mike Petersen and Susan Wagle, Wichita

Republicans not voting: Les Donovan, Wichita; Dick Kelsey, Goddard.

Democrat voting yes: Oletha Faust-Goudeau, Wichita

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