Kansas House Speaker Says Fixing A Budget Deficit His Top Priority In 2016 Session
Last year was a record-long session focused on tax policy, and Merrick says he does not want a repeat of that.
“There’s a lot of talk out there about a short session. Yes, I’d like to have a short session, but we’re going to be here until we get the job done like the people of Kansas expect us to do,” Merrick says.
Merrick says he’s hoping to focus on spending cuts rather than more taxes to balance the budget. He says he’s also looking forward to the results of an efficiency study of state government. A series of recommendations to save tax money will be released Tuesday.