Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson has announced cuts in funding for highway maintenance and public education to help cover an expected budget shortfall.
At a news conference Monday, Parkinson outlined a plan to reduce
spending by $259 million in the budget year that ends June 30. The
moves follow a report earlier this month that state revenues
continue to lag the estimates on which the budget was based.
Parkinson says he's eliminating $50 million in highway
maintenance projects and making a combined $38 million in cuts for
K-12 and higher education. He also announced a 10 percent reduction
in reimbursements to Medicaid providers.
This is the fifth round of cuts since the 2010 budget took
effect in July.