Governor’s Budget Report

brownback.jpgThe governor’s budget director, Shawn Sullivan, delivered a briefing of the Governor’s Budget proposal on Wednesday morning. The proposal includes the following:


-Doubling taxes on tobacco and alcohol sales, with a $1 dollar tax per pack of cigarettes

-Delaying $75 million in payments to K-12 until 2018

-Removing $13 million from the Extraordinary Needs Fund

-A transfer of $15.4 million from the State Highway Fund in 2017, $288.3 million in 2018, and $293.1 million in 2019

-Securitization of the state’s tobacco funds

-Extend the KanCare contracts for one year

-Create a dental school at KU Medical Center

-Create a scholarship for teachers who agree to work in rural areas of Kansas 

You can find the full details of the budget report here.