Heading toward the red, Kansas lawmakers examine their options.

January 02, 2017 - 1:51 am
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WICHITA, Kan. — Kansas needs more than $900 million dollars to pay the bills for this year and next. 

The lawmakers that were elected in November are now starting the process of trying to make ends meet. 

They need $350 million for the rest of this budget year, which ends on June 30th, and then another $582 million for the next budget year. 

Lawmakers have only two options, make cuts to programs already in place or raise taxes.  

Unlike the federal government, Kansas can't carry debt from one year to the next.
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