budget

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Steve McIntosh
June 29, 2020 - 9:51 am
The Wichita City Council faces big budget challenges, thanks to the pandemic ... which has put a big dent in local tax revenue. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News budget cuts will be noticable ... with a revenue shortfall of 5 to 11 million dollars this year, and 15 to 16 million next year...
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Wichita City Council to discuss budget cuts
Steve & Ted mornings
June 29, 2020 - 8:53 am
Steve and Ted talk with Mayor Whipple about a projected budget shortfall in part do to the global pandemic.
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Steve McIntosh
June 23, 2020 - 10:01 am
The pandemic has had an impact on revenue for local government. Sedgwick County Commission chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News the budget-writing process is approaching "cruch time", and County Manager Tom Stolz is expected to release his budget proposals within a few days. Meitzner says the County...
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Steve McIntosh
June 09, 2020 - 9:58 am
Sedgwick County has 99 million dollars in federal CARES money to help with the impact of the pandemic. County Commission Chair Pete Meitzner tells KNSS News local governments and organizations can apply for sme of that money at the county's web site. Sedgwick County is drafting its next budget...
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Steve McIntosh
May 11, 2020 - 9:56 am
In the midst of the pandemic, life goes on at City Hall. Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News it's going to be tough drafting a budget over the next few months. He says the City is looking at a revenue shortfall of between five million and 15 million dollars, thanks to the pandemic. But he...
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KNSS News
April 22, 2020 - 6:19 pm
Kansas is facing a projected 8.1% shortfall in its next state budget after a new fiscal forecast slashed projections for expected tax collections over the next 15 months by nearly $1.37 billion.
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Steve McIntosh
February 17, 2020 - 9:59 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will see a quarterly and year-end financial report. Mayor Brandon Whipple tells KNSS News it's part of the budget-writing process, and that means identifying spending "priorities". The council will also begin discussions on what to do with the space...
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Kansas governor turns to pensions for budget breathing room
KNSS News
January 07, 2020 - 5:06 am
Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly is proposing that Kansas give itself more breathing room in its budget by slashing annual payments to its pension system for teachers and government workers. On Monday Kelly offered a new version of a plan that the Republican-controlled Legislature spiked last year...
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Rodney Price
November 06, 2019 - 11:39 am
At Wednesday's Sedgwick County Commission meeting, we learned the county is in sound financial shape.
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Steve McIntosh
August 12, 2019 - 9:32 am
At Tuesday's meeting, the Wichita City Council will approve the city's budget for 2020. Mayor Jeff Longwell tells KNSS News spending will be up slightly over last year, including funding for 27 new police officers, at $100,000 each.The council will also approve a capitol improvement program. But...
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