Stephen Koranda en Kansas Bets On Tax Cuts To Spur Economic Growth The economy has been growing in Kansas, but the state's budget is still projected to be in the red next fiscal year. A tax cut passed last year is aimed at growing the economy, but it's predicted that there will be a significant shortfall first. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 21:57:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 20366 at Kansas Arts Budget Restoration Builds Goodwill Last year, Kansas became the first state in the nation to completely eliminate arts funding. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has always said he supports the arts, but when the state was facing a tight budget, he said Kansas needed to cut back.<p>"As we look to grow Kansas' economy and focus state government resources to ensure the most efficient use of taxpayer dollars, we must do all we can to protect the core functions of state government," he said.<p>Eliminating state funding last year affected hundreds of arts organizations. Sat, 09 Jun 2012 20:55:00 +0000 Stephen Koranda 6557 at Kansas Arts Budget Restoration Builds Goodwill