No Medicaid plan as Kansas lawmakers adjourn

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature has wrapped up most of its business for the year without passing a plan to expand Medicaid in Kansas as Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly wanted.

The Senate and House adjourned early Sunday morning.

Lawmakers approved an $18.4 billion budget for the fiThe Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature has wrapped up most of its business for the year without passing a plan to expand Medicaid in Kansas as Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly wanted.
    
The Senate and House adjourned early Sunday morning.
    
Lawmakers approved an $18.4 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning in July. The budget had been blocked by Democrats and moderate Republicans wanting to pass an expansion plan, but moderate Republicans relented, and the effort collapsed.
    
The Senate is keeping open the option of reconvening May 14 to consider a nomination to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
    
Both chambers plan to return May 29 for the formal ceremony that officially marks the end of the Legislature’s annual session.scal year beginning in July. The budget had been blocked by Democrats and moderate Republicans wanting to pass an expansion plan, but moderate Republicans relented, and the effort collapsed.

The Senate is keeping open the option of reconvening May 14 to consider a nomination to the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Both chambers plan to return May 29 for the formal ceremony that officially marks the end of the Legislature’s annual session.

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