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Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:42 PM

Kansas Republicans Make Moves That Could Derail The Democratic Governor's Budget Plan

Republican leaders in the Kansas Senate are forging ahead with plans to plow millions into tax relief that would largely benefit big business. Some Democrats and more moderate Republicans suspect it’s also a strategy to deprive the governor of the money to fund her priorities.

Carving out chunks of the state savings account now could send lawmakers scrambling to fund schools and other services with the cash that’s left when they’re knitting up the budget later this spring.

“When we get to the end of session, then we are stuck,” Democratic Rep. Cindy Holscher said.

Republicans say there’s urgency to tackling tax relief, and that the state can afford it.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 08:46 PM

1. Hmm Kansas

I seem to remember something about Kansas. Isn't that the state that Sam Brownback nearly BANKRUPTED to the point where they had to CLOSE THE SCHOOLS BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR BECAUSE THEY RAN OUT OF MONEY?? You mean that Kansas? Is it actually possible for these Republicans to be any more ass-holish?? Geez.

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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 07:21 PM

2. You had the brownbutt years of tax relief...


jackass..get over it. The state needs to get revenues back up...

The year started with a financial picture rosier than many forecasts in recent memory. After lawmakers in 2017 reversed the tax cuts then Gov. Sam Brownback had pushed for in 2012, Kansas has seen tax collections rebound. A revenue estimate from November showed the state would have $900 million in the bank at the end of the current fiscal year.

But, a bad monthly revenue report for January prompted Gov. Laura Kelly to reiterate her feeling that the state needs to be picky about what it spends money on.[/div]

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