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Kansas To Shuffle Funds To Close Budget Gap

Stephen Koranda
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Gov. Sam Brownback is looking to shuffle funds within the state government to cover a projected shortfall.

Brownback spokeswoman Eileen Hawley told the Associated Press that since it is very hard to make cuts at this late date, it is more likely that money will be diverted from dozens of special funds into the state's main account.

Revenues for the state fell short $74 million in May. When the fiscal year ends on the last day of this month, Kansas is projected to have a $45 million dollar deficit.

The governor on Friday appointed Wichita resident Sam Williams to lead a team to review the state's revenue estimation process. Williams, a former Chief Financial Officer with Sullivan Higdon and Sink, was defeated by Jeff Longwell in the last mayoral election in Wichita.


Aileen LeBlanc is news director at KMUW. Follow her on Twitter @Aileen_LeBlanc.

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