Gloomy New Revenue Figures Show Kansas in Free-Fall Under Gov. Sam Brownback
The new Kansas revenue numbers released Thursday afternoon were bad. Really bad.
They showed — here goes the broken record — that Gov. Sam Brownback’s costly income tax cuts are not producing the long-promised lode of new money that state government needs to provide basic services to Kansans.
Instead, Kansas is more than $42 million below expectations for the first three months of the 2016 fiscal year.
A large amount of the state’s reserves are disappearing, leading to the possibility of even more budget cuts in the weeks ahead.