Kansas governor, GOP scrap again over COVID-19 budget plan
June 26, 2020
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Democratic governor is locked in a new partisan dispute with the Republican-controlled Legislature over her plan to largely paper over a massive budget shortfall tied to the coronavirus pandemic with short-term accounting moves.
Republican legislative leaders argued Friday that measures outlined by Gov. Laura Kelly's budget director to balance the next budget merely push most of the state's financial problems off a year — and back into the Legislature's lap. The plan avoids cuts for public schools, social services and highway projects.
The dispute came to a h...