Kansas House, Senate pass budget plan for next two fiscal years

TOPEKA, Kan. (KWCH) The Kansas House and Kansas Senate passed a budget plan Saturday for the next two fiscal years.

The House voted 88-27 in favor of the plan, while the Senate voted 27-11. The bill now heads to Gov. Sam Brownback.

Earlier this week, lawmakers voted to overturn Brownback's veto of the plan. The plan reverses many of the income tax reductions the governor championed.

The legislation aims to fix the state's budget and provide additional funding for public schools in Kansas.

The measure includes a budget of $15.6 billion for the fiscal year beginning July 1 and a $15.8 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins in July 2018.