$267,000,000 That is the deficit the state faces after cuts to income taxes that took effect this year. Here is how Gov. Sam Brownback plans to make up that deficit, as explained by state budget director Steve Anderson.
Raise: $262 Million by Keeping the one-cent sales tax passed in 2010, that was scheduled to end this year. $162 million by eliminating the mortgage deduction on state income tax. $107 million by taking from the State Highway Fund to pay for student transportation costs under the school finance formula. $27 million from eliminating local tax relief payments to local governments, which has not been paid in several years. $25 million from the Bioscience Authority funds by capping transfers to $10 million.