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Kansas Attorney General To Governor: Don't Cut My Budget

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt is urging Gov. Sam Brownback to veto provisions in the proposed state budget.

Schmidt says he and county prosecutors object to two provisions that would take funds from his agency. One is a provision that diverts $600,000 in fees from applications for concealed carry permits. Schmidt says the  money shouldn't be used for general government programs.

He also opposes a salary cap for state agencies.

The governor has until Sunday to act on the budget bill. The measure authorizes more than $14 billion in spending for each of the next two fiscal years, starting in July. The governor has the power to veto individual line items in budget legislation.