The state’s rainy-day fund is dwindling to zero. Month after month, revenue comes in even lower than fiscal officials’ most dire expectations. In the rest of the country, school budgets are finally beginning to recover from the toll of the last recession; in Kansas, they’re still falling. Healthcare, assistance for the poor, courts, and other state services are being eviscerated.
The cynic in me thinks that’s the result they want. To cut taxes on the wealthy and services for the poor and blame the poor economy on immigrants and Obama.