fuel taxes and vehicle registration fees passed last year in Kansas
should make up for any cuts in highway funding proposed by the incoming
governor, the state’s transportation secretary, Deb Miller, told The Topeka Capital-Journal Thursday.
state of the state address Jan. 15, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius
announced her budget plan, which includes a proposal to cut the
state’s 10-year, $13.5 billion highway program by roughly $165 million
to help balance the state’s budget. The proposed budget also calls
for shifting the cost of the Highway Patrol to the road fund.
cuts made under the previous governor, Bill Graves, the plan would
lower the highway program by $260 million over two budget years
– about 2 percent of the total program.