Gov. Laura Kelly on Thursday introduced a new budget calling for more than $500 million in tax cuts, an across-the-board pay raise for state employees, more money for special education and an array of one-time expenses that leaves the state with money in the bank.
Budget Director Adam Proffitt laid out the $24.1 billion budget for fiscal year 2024 that also includes a plan for expanding Medicaid - a likely nonstarter for the Republican Legislature - and putting a half a billion more . . .