BrownbackGov. Sam Brownback just announced that he will make $56.5 million in cuts to government spending to balance the budget through the end of the fiscal year.
Brownback said the cuts are necessary to balance the budget — as required by the state Constitution — by the time the fiscal year ends at the end of June.
The governor said he had hoped the Legislature would bring him a “recission” bill to make $35 million in additional cuts to get a head start on the 2012 budget year.
The House and Senate have been unable to come to terms on that bill.
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Brownback said he has to take action now to have time to implement the cuts with the least possible disruption.
The governor did not provide details on what he will cut, saying that will be released by the end of the day.