A Senate committee has recommended the confirmation of former Representative Richard Carlson to head the Kansas Department of Transportation.
However, it wasn’t a unanimous vote. Democratic Sen. Anthony Hensley noted that Carlson chaired the House Tax Committee in 2012 when the state slashed income taxes.
In recent years, the state has repeatedly taken money from the highway fund to help balance the budget.
“Mr. Carlson really led the effort in the House to pass a plan that has basically decimated the Department of Transportation and the highway fund," Hensley said.