Archive for Thursday, January 10, 2002

Governor unveils bleak budget, promises new revenue proposal

January 10, 2002

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— Gov. Bill Graves today released his proposed state budget and immediately condemned it.

In a note at the start of the budget, Graves wrote that the $4.3 billion plan would make deep cuts in education, highways and social services.

On Monday the first day of the 2002 legislative session Graves will release a package to raise new revenues to restore some of the proposed cuts.

Graves said he outlined the cuts because he is required by state law to provide a spending plan within current revenue estimate.

The budget plan would reduce per pupil spending from $3,870 to $3,712. It would also cut funding to regents universities, including Kansas University, by 3.8 percent.

Graves also said several highway projects would be delayed.


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