Kansas House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, right, a Newton Republican, seeks more time to develop proposals in budget negotiations, Monday, May 9, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Rhoades is the House's lead negotiator in talks with the Senate, and watching him is Rep. Bill Feuerborn, of Garnett, the House Democrat involved in the discussions. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A bill attacking the long-term funding problems of Kansas’ public pension system is close to clearing the Legislature, though some Republicans are disappointed it won’t start a 401(k)-style retirement plan for new teachers and government workers.

The House was expected to vote Tuesday on the measure. The GOP-controlled Senate passed the bill Monday on a 31-7 vote, so House approval would send it to Gov. Sam Brownback, who’s all but certain to sign it.

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