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Brownback’s budget includes disaster relief funds

January 16, 2012

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— Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing that Kansas create a special fund to help cover the costs of recovering from natural disasters.

The measure is part of the budget Brownback has outlined for the fiscal year beginning July 1. He wants the state to set aside $12 million for disaster relief.

The money would come from taxes that insurance companies already pay on the value of the premiums they charge in Kansas. The state expects to collect $139 million in premium taxes during the next fiscal year.

Brownback's budget notes that Kansas incurred nearly $109 million in costs from winter storms, flooding and tornadoes over the past five years. That figure doesn't include either federal or local governments' expenses.

Comments

Scott Tichenor 3 years, 5 months ago

Before reading the entire article I thought the headline meant he'd set up a fund to correct the enormous mess he's making of the state.

Getaroom 3 years, 5 months ago

A sure bet! When you got God in your head telling you to wipe the earth clean.......cut cut cut..

kusp8 3 years, 5 months ago

I'll give him the benefit of the doubt on this one, I think Gov Brownback will probably do the right thing here. Good idea with the reserve fund.

question4u 3 years, 5 months ago

"Gov. Sam Brownback is proposing that Kansas create a special fund to help cover the costs of recovering from natural disasters."

Brownback-induced disasters will, however, proceed as planned. Tornados shouldn't put the poor out of their homes, damage schools and threaten people's health. That's Sam's job.

realisticvoter 3 years, 5 months ago

Agreed, we need protection for natural disasters. Nothing seems to be able to protect us from the disaster known as brownie. 3 years and counting, that disaster will be gone.

Armstrong 3 years, 5 months ago

Disaster relief, I thought from the headline it was our states way of getting Obama out of office

realisticvoter 3 years, 5 months ago

The disaster relief we need is getting rid of brownie.

Armstrong 3 years, 5 months ago

Yes, yes, we know yer thu most klevr pozter on this site and all that tripe.

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