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Kansas highway conditions

Kansas highway conditions

Has continually "robbing the bank of KDOT" harmed Kansas highways? The long-time practice of transferring money from the state's highway fund to the general fund -- known as "robbing the bank of KDOT" -- is criticized as being harmful to the condition of the state's highways. Data from Kansas Department of Transportation shows that the condition of Kansas highways improved during the 1980s and 1990s. The highways have remained in a high level of condition since then. This is not to argue in favor of transferring highway funds, but to show that Kansas highways are not deteriorating as some alledge.
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Kansas efficiency study released

Kansas efficiency study released

An interim version of a report presents possibilities of saving the state $2 billion over five years. This week the Kansas Legislature received an interim version of the efficiency report it commissioned last year. Said by its creators to involve a team of more than 40 professionals who devoted over 6,000 hours, it is described as an "in-depth analysis of the operations of [participating state] agencies." The bottom line is this: "This report includes 105 recommendations which cumulatively would provide $2.04 billion in benefits to the State over the next five years." Undoubtedly this report will be the subject of…
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