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Lawmakers Urge Pre-Session Cuts

Associated Press - November 27, 2016 7:56 am

Some lawmakers have expressed concern over Gov. Sam Brownback’s plan to wait until January to fix the state’s $349 million budget deficit.

The Wichita Eagle reports the three governors who preceded Brownback used their executive authority to make cuts before the Legislature convened when the state faced financial difficulties. And until this year, Brownback had done the same multiple times.

Brownback’s decision to wait this year has bothered some lawmakers of both parties, who say that will exacerbate the problem.

A spokeswoman for Brownback, however, says the governor “intends to submit a budget proposal in January that makes significant cuts unnecessary.”


Leroy Alexander

November 27, 2016 at 8:06 am

He has failed as a governor he needs to pack his bags n leave the job.the great people of Kansas wants him to leave. If he doesn’t he will be arrested n out in jail for being a crook

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