The Kansas House Appropriations Committee last week endorsed a plan to provide a surplus of $45 million at the end of fiscal 2011 by cutting state aid to local education and reducing state employee salaries by 7.5% through June 30. The committee’s plan may be considered by the full House this week.

The Senate Ways and Means Committee is considering a proposal by Gov. Sam Brownback that would cut spending over the remainder of fiscal 2011 by $35 million.

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