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Brownback Touts State's Fiscal Health


Kansas Governor Sam Brownback touted the state's fiscal health Wednesday during a press briefing at the statehouse. Brownback announced that Kansas will pay off bonds early for a variety of projects. He says the state's finances are now solid enough to handle a large income tax cut lawmakers approved last session.

"We will be in a solid fiscal position, and we're going to do everything we can here to continue to reduce the cost of state government, while protecting K-12, Medicaid, public safety," Brownback said.

Critics of the multi-year, billion-dollar tax cut say it could cause budget problems in the future. State estimates show Kansas ended the fiscal year on June 30th with more than $460 million in reserves.

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