Actions speak louder than words…
Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding reducing wasteful spending.
Reduced Wasteful Spending: State spending growth has been reduced from a high of 10% to now less than 3%.
I couldn’t find numbers that matched my opponent’s statement of reduced spending.
- Here’s a source that shows increased spending: https://ballotpedia.org/Kansas_state_budget_and_finances
- This source talks about spending cuts as a result of lost revenue: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article72807447.html
- No matching stats here either: http://www.kansasbudget.com/
- I’ve not read all 251 pages, so maybe this is the source (#optimistic): http://budget.ks.gov/publications/FY2016/FY_2016_Comparison_Report–Updated_9-17-2015.pdf
All I know is that until Topeka admits that there’s a revenue issue, the spending issue won’t resolved itself.