New data was released last month detailing the tremendous impact repeated sweeps have had on funding for children’s programs since 1999. The KEY Fund, which would have a balance of approximately $200 million had all funding promises been honored, will instead reach a record low of only $140,000 by fiscal year 2017 because lawmakers chipped away at the fund year by year to use it as a temporary budget stopgap. We have nearly – and likely permanently – depleted this crucial source of funding for children’s programs. These short-term decisions have devastating long-term consequences to both our kids and our economy.

This is an email posted by Kansas Action for Children,  a non-profit, non-partisan organization committed to improving the lives of Kansas children and families by providing comprehensive data, advocating for sound public policy and collaborating with lawmakers. . I am forwarding it to you so that you can see how badly our Kansas legislature treats our children.


To read more, go to http://kac.org/   Go to media and scroll down to blog.

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