FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 20, 2016

“I question whether the Governor’s proposal to securitize via proviso is legal. The statute very clearly states that all funds from the Master Settlement Agreement must be deposited into the Kansas Endowment for Youth (KEY) Fund. Why would we permanently destroy our thriving legacy for early childhood education in exchange for a temporary, one-time budget fix that does nothing to solve the problem? Kansas babies and toddlers didn’t create this budget crisis, and they shouldn’t be forced to pay for it.”

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