As Kansas struggled through budget woes caused by a policy blunder, highway maintenance and improvements were derailed.
Deep income tax cuts pushed in 2012 by then-Gov. Sam Brownback fueled severe budget shortfalls and numerous bad outcomes for state-funded core services, to include a significant toll on roads.
And now, with income-tax revenue restored and the states fiscal situation starting to improve, lawmakers are considering ways to pay for stalled infrastructure work.
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