State Budget Cuts Hit Wichita

By: KAKE News
By: KAKE News

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The state budget cuts are gathering mixed reaction.

The City of Wichita says it will now make $3 million in cuts. While some school leaders are happy they're not taking a hit.

The City of Wichita has no idea where the cuts will come from, but Wichita will slash $3 million, which could affect Police, Fire, and EMS, they don't yet know.

Also with a budget crunch last year, the state "borrowed" $94 million from the transportation plan.

Now the governor is saying that the government can't afford to pay that back.

City leaders wonder if more state cuts could hurt projects already underway, like Kellogg.

For the good news, school leaders across the state are absolutely thrilled the governor is not dealing a blow to the budgets of public schools.

Instead of wondering if their budget will get cut, school officials would rather spend time caring for the kids.

Yet, with a deficit still in the hundreds of millions, the school district will keep one eye on the budget, and one in the classroom because school leaders know they could be targeted this next year from lawmakers.

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