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Parkinson Vows to Veto Further Cuts

Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson drew a “budget deficit” line in the sand this weekend in an interview with Kansas City Television Station KMBC saying, “If they’re going to try to balance this budget with further cuts, they’re going to need 2/3’s of this Legislature to do it because I’ll veto that plan.”

Parkinson made it clear he would veto any budget that makes substantial cuts to education, public safety and programs for the elderly or disabled.

Governor Parkinson said he hoped lawmakers will be able to finish their work before the end of the regular 90-day session. He also said he will bring lawmakers back until they pass a responsible plan.

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".