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John Hanna, Associated Press
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback speaks to a meeting of fellow Republicans in the Kansas House during a GOP caucus, Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Brownback is urging House Republicans to put aside their reservations about a proposed state budget so that it passes.

TOPEKA, Kan. — House members are set to debate their version of the 2012 Kansas budget with marching orders from the governor to get it done.

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The bill on Thursday's calendar outlines spending some $14 billion in the fiscal year that starts July 1. It calls for spending about $6 billion in state revenues and closes a projected $493 million shortfall.

House Republicans received some words of encouragement Wednesday evening when Republican Gov. Sam Brownback spoke to the 92-member caucus. He urged them to pass a budget and keep the legislative process moving.

Senators passed their version of the budget on Tuesday. It closes the funding shortfall and saves about $8 million in reserves.

The Senate plan closely follows Brownback's budget proposal from January, which called for a savings of $7.5 million.