- Jul 2011
- Teardrop City
Let's see, now - Tax cuts that left the state in a condition of serious deficits, with more to come. A state Supreme Court ruling that says the state is unconstitutionally underfunding education by $500 million a year. Standard and Poors has downgraded all of Kansas bond ratings. And an economy that's growing at a slower rate than the national economy, and/or the economies of surrounding states.Gov. Sam Brownback will include proposals to increase tax revenue to help fill a projected budget hole when he unveils his budget plan later this week, his chief of staff says.
He also will tackle education spending, which accounts for more than half of the state’s budget, as part of his proposed fix, said chief of staff Jon Hummel.
When Brownback starts his second term — and the 2015 legislative session — on Monday, he will have to balance his signature tax-cut policy with a deficit projected at $648 million in the next fiscal year. His handling of this challenge, which his critics say is self-imposed, could define his legacy as governor.
Brownback said his proposed two-year budget would be “revenue positive,” meaning it would leave the state with a surplus.
Budget deficit looms for Sam Brownback, Kansas Legislature as 2015 session begins | The Wichita Eagle
And yet Brownback procalims that the new budget will be "revenue positive"?
How many times are Republicans going to try that hocus pocus supply side, trickle down, dynamic scoring bullshit before they realize it does not work?