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Budget Director issues apology regarding erroneous budget numbers

by Sara Belfry | Feb 18, 2013

Topeka - Kansas Budget Director Steve Anderson issued the following statement today regarding erroneous budget numbers used recently by Gov. Sam Brownback.

“The Kansas Office of the Budget maintains internal records documenting the rolling expenditures of the State of Kansas.  The spreadsheet is updated regularly to record the most recent information.  Upon review, we have discovered a mistake in a 2010 entry which was the source of the error passed along by the budget office to Governor Brownback’s office.  We should have caught the incorrect information but we did not.  I apologize to Gov. Brownback and the citizens of Kansas for this error,” Director Anderson said.

Anderson said the internal spreadsheet has been corrected and the error was not included in the budgets submitted by Gov. Brownback.