Topeka, KS - Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has proposed that Kansas put $600 million of its surplus revenue into a rainy day fund and spend nearly $1.8 billion of the excess revenue on a long list of projects.
Parts of Kelly’s proposed spending blueprint for state government through June 2023 are likely to meet strong resistance from the Legislature.
It assumes that Kansas will expand its Medicaid coverage, which lawmakers have repeatedly blocked, and give a one-time $250 income tax rebate to residents who filed state income tax returns last year.
Before Kelly’s budget director outlined her proposals to a joint meeting of the House and Senate budget committees Wednesday, lawmakers suggested that the state’s good economic fortunes could sour quickly.