Legislative Budget Committee to review governor’s allotment planScott Rothschild
The Legislative Budget Committee will meet Wednesday (July 15) to consider the state budget, including school funding, and COVID-related issues.
The committee, made up of leading House and Senate budget members, will include a discussion of Gov. Laura Kelly’s allotment plan to reduce spending to address a dramatic revenue shortfall caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Numerous agencies are scheduled to testify to the committee, including the Kansas State Department of Education.
Kelly’s plan avoids cuts to the main parts of K-12 funding by delaying payments on state debt, using federal aid for the COVID pandemic and delaying more end-of-the-year school finance payments, as well as numerous relatively small cuts in selected programs.