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Debt-Loving Brownback

Posted on December 20, 2016

By David Burress

One of Brownback’s budget goals has always seemed to be running up as much debt as possible. Presumably that has two purposes:
a. keep taxes as low as possible while Brownback is in power
b. hobble the ability of future administrations to get anything done look at this web-site.
Much of this new debt is hidden.

 

For example, every year in office Brownback has borrowed money from the Kansas Lottery it does not have. As a result, the Lottery is now $5.9M in debt. Kansas law does not allow use of debt to finance ordinary operations of government, but this is a convenient way to achieve the same result using an outside agency.

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