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Key lawmaker Says Kansas Budget Needs To Be Trimmed More
02/02/2010

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - A key Kansas legislator says the state's

cash crunch shows its current budget needs to be trimmed more.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Kevin Yoder said Monday

that he's worried the state hasn't done enough to prevent a deficit

on June 30, when the current fiscal year ends.

The Overland Park Republican said delays in aid to school

districts shows there's a problem.

Budget Director Duane Goossen confirmed that half of the $96

million in aid due to Kansas' 295 school districts Monday will be

delayed at least a few days.

Also, Goossen says the state has yet to make a $70 million

quarterly payment to the pension system for teachers and other

government workers. It was due Jan. 15.

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