state finances http://kmuw.org en House Leaders Disagree On Using State's Ending Balance http://kmuw.org/post/house-leaders-disagree-using-states-ending-balance <p>There's some disagreement among leaders in the Kansas House over using the state's financial reserves to help balance the budget. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 21:39:44 +0000 Stephen Koranda 12813 at http://kmuw.org KS Legislators Warn About Drop in State Revenue http://kmuw.org/post/ks-legislators-warn-about-drop-state-revenue <p>Democrats in the Kansas House say legislators have been warned that Governor Sam Brownback's tax cuts are likely to mean there's less cash to go around.&nbsp;</p><p>"Legislative services who are the people we rely on, have always relied on for years, told you there would be a problem, tax experts in the state told you we would have a deficit before the session even started, that makes sense," says Democratic Representative Barbara Ballard of Lawrence.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:53:12 +0000 Kansas Information Network 10891 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.08.12 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-010812 <p><em>Legislators worried about the drop in state revenue; Bills have already be introduced for the 2013 legislative session; State warns about Kansas-caught fish consumption.</em></p><p><strong>KS Legislators Warn About Drop In State Revenue</strong></p><p>Democrats in the Kansas House say legislators have been warned that Governor Sam Brownback's tax cuts are likely to mean there's less cash to go around.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/ks-legislators-warn-about-drop-state-revenue">More...</a></p><p><strong>Bills Coming In For 2013 Legislative Session</strong></p> Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:33:10 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 10893 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.08.12 Brownback Touts State’s Fiscal Health http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-touts-state-s-fiscal-health <p>Governor Sam Brownback touted the state&rsquo;s fiscal health Wednesday during a press briefing at the Statehouse. Brownback announced that Kansas will pay off bonds early for a variety of projects. He says the state&rsquo;s finances are now solid enough to handle a large income tax cut lawmakers approved last session.</p><p>&ldquo;We will be in a solid fiscal position, and we&rsquo;re going to do everything we can here to continue to reduce the cost of state government while protecting K-12, Medicaid, public safety,&rdquo; Brownback said.</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:56:44 +0000 Kansas Public Radio & Stephen Koranda 2957 at http://kmuw.org