Saturday, March 9, 2013
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's budget director says he offered his resignation after supplying Brownback an incorrect figure that led the Republican governor to make erroneous claims about state spending under his Democratic predecessor.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Budget Director Steve Anderson said Friday that he offered his resignation last month after the $2 billion error on a spreadsheet found its way into a chart the governor used to claim credit for spending cuts that never happened.
Anderson says he felt he needed to take responsibility because it came from his department.
He says he offered his resignation to Brownback, but the governor said Anderson was "not getting off that easy." Anderson says he'll remain as budget director as long as Brownback wants him there.