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.