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Kansas cancels big road projects (KS)

Kansas cancels big road projects (KS)


McClatchy Tribune Information Services     

Published: March 7, 2010

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas motorists will have to get accustomed to more potholes and cracked highway pavement — they’re the latest price for patching the gaping holes in the state’s budget.

Gov. Mark Parkinson on Friday canceled nearly all state highway repair projects for the next year as part of an $85 million plan to balance the current year’s budget.

But he avoided any additional cutbacks for schools, social services and public safety programs — areas that Parkinson said can’t withstand further reductions.

The canceled road projects total $28 million for the current fiscal year and $59 million next year. In all, $267 million worth of highway work in Kansas for this year has been canceled or postponed... FULL ARTICLE

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