Gov. Kathleen Sebelius’ proposed transportation budget, which steers
millions in highway funds away from KDOT to help balance the state’s
budget, was given a stamp of approval March 11 by the Senate Ways
and Means Committee.
Bromich, an administrative analyst with Sen. Stephen Morris, the
chairman of the committee, said the committee approved a subcommittee
report on the budget through a voice vote. Bromich said there were
no audible nays during the vote.
to a report from The Associated Press, the governor’s budget
cuts funding for the state’s comprehensive highway program by $128
million in fiscal 2004. That comes after former Gov. Bill Graves,
now president of the American Trucking Associations, cut $95 million
out of last year’s budget. Since fiscal year 2000, $612 million
in sales tax money for roads has been shifted elsewhere.