Kansas tears down ‘Bank of KDOT’

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Gov. Laura Kelly signed a new budget Wednesday that brings an end to the "irresponsible practice" of using hundreds of millions of dollars in state highway funds to bankroll other parts of state government.

The new $15.9 billion budget for fiscal year 2023 does not call for moving any money out of the highway fund, a practice Kelly started to end after she became governor.

Over the years, dating as far back as 2001, the state has used billions from transportation to help backfill other parts of the state budget.

Back in 2001 . . .


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