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Brownback, advisers abandon report of Kansas economy

Associated Press - September 25, 2016 8:32 pm

A major financial rating agency says a structural imbalance in Kansas' budget is "likely to persist" even after the state increased income taxes.

Gov. Sam Brownback’s economic advisory council has discontinued a quarterly report that had been developed to ensure a timely analysis of the administration’s economic policies.

The Council of Economic Advisors, which is chaired by Brownback, will no longer compile and distribute a review of economic markers picked by the administration and championed as an accountability test of the administration’s economic vision.

The May edition was the last publication of “Indicators of the Kansas Economy.”

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://j.mp/2cTKfYI) that the group instead intends to focus on a U.S. Federal Reserve report that includes data on state, regional and national economic statistics that impact Kansas.

Keith Davis

September 26, 2016 at 3:41 am

So much for transparency. What are you hiding Sam?

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