Topeka, KS (westernkansasnews.com) Wednesday the Kansas House voted for closing a 344 million dollar budget deficit 88-34. The bill is also expected to pass the Senate Thursday. The only representative from Southwest Kansas to vote no was John Doll.
Doll calls the bill a band-aid and he says it might be time to consider closing down the government or schools for a short time.
From the original estimate of 279 million dollars to 344 million dollars, why has the deficit grown so quickly? Doll explains.
Doll does not know how high the deficit could go.
Representative Doll is concerned the legislature will have to shift more money around by May to avert another deficit.