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Tue January 8, 2013
KS Legislators Warn About Drop in State Revenue
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.
"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.
"If you don't have revenue coming in, you are going to have a revenue shortfall. I mean, it is just plain and simple, and that's where we are right now."
Ballard says the state also needs to examine a temporary one-cent sales tax that's expiring this year. She said with its expiration, the state will have even less money to spend.
The legislative session begins Monday, January 14.