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Kan. lawmakers to vote on $14.1B compromise budget

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas legislators are preparing to consider a compromise $14.1 billion state budget drafted by negotiators for the House and Senate.

The House was to vote first Friday on the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The Senate planned to take it up before lawmakers adjourned for their annual spring break.

Three senators and three House members wrapped up their talks Thursday evening.

However, negotiators left some decisions for a budget cleanup bill they'll consider later, such as longevity bonuses for state employees. Lawmakers return April 25 to wrap up the year's business.

The measure includes nearly $13 million in spending on social services included by the Senate but not the House.

But the budget is likely to cut overall spending about 4 percent.