Government Spending

Kansas Legislators To Be Tested on Budget-Cut Promises

The state government has a balance-sheet problem

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OVERLAND PARK — Kansas voters elected the state's biggest crop of avowed budget hawks ever to the next state Legislature on Tuesday.

And Kansas budget forecasters served up the first big potential test of those new budget cutters' fiscal conservative mettle. Some popular state spending programs may experience funding cuts. No one is saying which ones or how much.