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Governor Announces Education Cuts

Associated Press - February 5, 2015 3:07 pm

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed into law a measure that creates an independent task force to review the state's child welfare system.

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback says he’s going to cut nearly $45 million in funding for public schools and higher education in March.

But the governor also suggested that lawmakers could head off the reductions by withholding $54 million from public schools instead.

The Republican governor announced his plans for the current budget cycle Thursday just ahead of a Senate vote on a bill aimed at erasing a projected $344 million deficit.

Kansas law gives the governor the authority to make some budget cuts on his own to keep the budget in balance.

The $54 million represents additional funding required under a law enacted last year to boost aid to poor districts. The promised aid is costing more than anticipated.

Fred Hanson

February 8, 2015 at 10:38 am

Remember voters you elected this idiot to another term now your kids are going to suffer for it.

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