Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, left, R-Stilwell, confers with state Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer, right, R-Grinnell, during the Senate’s debate on a budget-balancing plan early Monday morning, May 2, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The plan approved by lawmakers requires Gov. Sam Brownback to do most of the work in balancing the budget.
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, left, R-Stilwell, confers with state Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer, right, R-Grinnell, during the Senate’s debate on a budget-balancing plan early Monday morning, May 2, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The plan approved by lawmakers requires Gov. Sam Brownback to do most of the work in balancing the budget. John Hanna AP
Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, left, R-Stilwell, confers with state Sen. Ralph Ostmeyer, right, R-Grinnell, during the Senate’s debate on a budget-balancing plan early Monday morning, May 2, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. The plan approved by lawmakers requires Gov. Sam Brownback to do most of the work in balancing the budget. John Hanna AP