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Lawsuit Over State Budget Cuts

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Cities and counties plan to sue Governor Graves
over his decision to cut off aid payments to local governments in
Kansas.

Graves stopped the payments to save 48 (m) million dollars. It's
part of his proposal to eliminate a budget deficit projected at 312
million dollars for next June 30th.

City and county officials claim he needs legislative approval
before making such cuts.

The League of Kansas Municipalities and the Kansas Association
of Counties held a news conference this afternoon. The groups said
they plan to file a petition directly with the state Supreme Court.
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Joining them are 169 cities and 77 counties.

Along with Graves they are suing state Budget Director Duane
Goossen, treasurer Tim Shallenburger and two cabinet
secretaries.


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