State budget

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KNSS News
June 26, 2020 - 7:02 pm
Kansas Governor Laura Kelly is at odds with state Legislatures over a new plan to deal with a massive budget shortfall.
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KNSS News
April 20, 2020 - 8:02 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has directed state agencies to avoid filling open positions not essential to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and to eliminate discretionary spending.
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KNSS News
January 16, 2020 - 6:52 pm
Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly is proposing that Kansas burn through more than half of its cash reserves to pay off some debt early. The proposed budget she released Thursday would do that while taking longer to close a long-term funding gap for the state pension system for teachers and government workers...
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Dreamstime
November 15, 2017 - 8:20 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — State agencies have asked for more than $274 million in new funding for next year just months after Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback called the current budget bloated. The agencies are collectively seeking a 4.1% increase in spending in next year's general fund budget. The preliminary...
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Dreamstime
May 03, 2017 - 4:27 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators have drafted a new and larger plan for raising income taxes to fix the state budget after top Republicans abruptly dropped one negotiated earlier. House and Senate negotiators agreed Tuesday evening on a plan to raise more than $1 billion over two years by...
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Dreamstime
May 02, 2017 - 2:18 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators on Tuesday morning dropped a negotiated proposal to fix the state budget with income tax increases because some lawmakers don't think it raises enough revenue. The Senate's Republican leaders said that the chamber wouldn't vote on the proposal from House and...
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Dreamstime
May 02, 2017 - 5:14 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas legislators have drafted a new plan to fix the state budget by increasing personal income taxes that is similar to one Republican Gov. Sam Brownback vetoed. Negotiators for the state House and Senate agreed on the details Monday evening. They believe their plan would...
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Dreamstime
April 24, 2017 - 9:31 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Two Kansas legislative committees are resuming their work on budget issues this week before all lawmakers return to the Statehouse. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees are scheduled to have a joint meeting Thursday morning. They plan to review a new...
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Dreamstime
April 17, 2017 - 6:50 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas is preparing for a new fiscal forecast for state government this week that officials hope is more optimistic and makes fixing serious budget problems easier. The forecasting group plans to meet Thursday to revise a pessimistic forecast issued in November. The previous...
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Dreamstime
April 01, 2017 - 7:02 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas lawmakers will spend next week working to solve a complicated puzzle to fix the state's serious budget problems. They're trying to decide how much to increase taxes without being certain about how much they'll spend on public schools or government programs. Lawmakers hope...
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