WICHITA, Kan. - A former Kansas budget director spoke to the Wichita School Board Monday night about the state budget outlook.
Duane Goossen served as Kansas Budget Director for three governors. He told Wichita School Board members that state income tax cuts will have a strong impact on the money available to fund education and the other functions of government. "Right now, the state is spending more than it takes in," he said. "Next year, the state will spend more than it takes in, and that pattern is projected to continue on into the future," said Goossen.
Superintendent John Allison summed up Goossen's presentation by saying the growing gap between declining state revenues and growing expenses is not a pretty picture for education.