Kansas continues to make strides towards a balanced budget

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TOPEKA, Kan. -- It is unlikely that Kansas will have a balanced budget by the end of Monday.

The Senate approved a budget bill late Sunday night, but that bill is now awaiting approval from the House.

If the House approves the Senate plan, it means higher taxes for Kansas residents. The mayor also said the approval of the bill would also means less money for city services like police officers and firefighters. Income tax rates would stay the same for two years under the bill.

The House could approve the Senate bill or propose an alternative plan and extend the longest legislative session on record in Kansas.

Lawmakers were able successfully save state workers from furlough Saturday in a last minute move deeming them essential.