Kansas Progress Institute

Ad Astra Per Aspera ~ To the Stars Through Difficulties

Willful Lie

Posted on April 21, 2016

By David Burress

This year’s Kansas fiscal year projections were off by some $300M.  I have worked on revenue forecasting, and that is not a forecasting error. It is a willful lie based on cooked data supplied by Kansas Department of Revenue in order to cajole the legislature into passing an illegally unbalanced budget. Brownback must have planned all along to make unilateral cuts in expenditures based on his personal value judgments. Facing up to it at budget time would have led to strong demands for a tax increase.

For more details on the long record of painfully wrong revenue estimates visit one of Duane Goosen’s latest posts on Kansas Center for Economic Growth

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