Parkinson ready to make more budget cuts in Kansas

TOPEKA | Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson says he's prepared to cut spending still further to keep the state's budget balanced in the current fiscal year.

The governor also said Wednesday that he's willing to take the political heat for making cuts.

State officials and university economists are to meet next week to revise their revenue projections for the fiscal year that began July 1. Parkinson says he expects the new forecast to be more pessimistic than the current one.

Revenues for July, August and September were $67 million less than anticipated, a shortfall of 5 percent.

Parkinson already cut spending once in the current fiscal year.