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KS Budget Chief Identifies $101 Million in Savings


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Governor Sam Brownback's top budget adviser says the administration has identified $101 million in savings to help the state reduce a $238 million budget shortfall predicted for July 2016.  Budget Director Shawn Sullivan says the savings are in addition to efforts by seven major state agencies to review programs to find efficiencies.  Sullivan discussed the initiatives amid a debate over income tax cuts enacted at Brownback's urging. The Republican is seeking re-election and Democratic challenger Paul Davis argues the tax cuts are wrecking the state's finances.  Sullivan says the state is standardizing computer systems and lowering prescription drug costs in various programs.  The state also has lower-than-expected costs in the state employee health plan, is refinancing Statehouse renovation bonds and is working with federal officials to collect debts.



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