Kansas is consistently bringing in more revenue month over month than it did the year before. Legislators are required to base the budget they adopt each year on the estimates provided. So, when you see these election year stories about the Sunflower State budget crisis, please understand that state spending isn’t in the tank. We’re spending as much or more than we ever have before.
The estimators keep getting it wrong, detractors complain about budget cuts, the bureaucrats wail and voters are expected to demand tax increases. It’s a gross display, and the solution is finding a new budget brain trust to crunch the estimates.
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