Ex-budget director to discuss deficit with farmers

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The former Kansas budget director will discuss the effect of the budget deficit at a series of presentations hosted by farm groups.

Kansas Farmers Union, a group of county Farmers Union chapters and the Kansas Beginning Farmers Coalition are hosting events this month featuring former budget director Duane Goossen.

Goosen served as the state’s budget director for 12 years under the administrations of Republican governor Bill Graves and Democratic governors Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson.

Farmers Union President Donn Teske says the goal is to educate residents on the impact of the state budget deficit on rural property taxes, services and the future of the state and its rural schools.

Presentations are scheduled Sept. 18 in McPherson, Sept. 22 in Lawrence, Sept. 24 in Seneca and Sept. 25 in Belleville.

 

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