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Kansas’ budget problems touching cherished highway system

Associated Press - February 7, 2015 3:58 pm

Kansas voters who re-elected a Republican governor known for aggressive tax cutting are learning that the state won’t solve its budget problems without putting its cherished highway system in the cross hairs.

Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature this past week worked out plans for closing a $344 million budget deficit by cutting education spending and siphoning money away from highway projects, along with other measures.

Brownback argued throughout his successful re-election campaign that Kansas could have the income cuts he’s championed without sacrificing essential services, including good highways.

Even a few of the Legislature’s most austerity minded members were taken aback by plans to delay some yet-unidentified road and bridge projects.

Fred Hanson

February 8, 2015 at 10:30 am

When someone running for office lies to get elected and cannot keep promises they should be removed from office immediately and replaced with the person they beat in the election. This would put a stop to what is destroying elections in our country.

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