June 18, 2024

TOPEKA — The state’s budget crisis continues to worsen as the state’s tax revenue continues to fall. Kansas Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt said additional cuts to state spending are inevitable. State revenues are $110 million less than expected so the state budget is now unbalanced, he said. Gov. Mark Parkinson has the authority to make cuts in state spending until the budget is balanced and Schmidt said he hoped that Parkinson would act – in consultation with legislative leaders – quickly to stabilize the state’s finances.

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