AG Schmidt statement on consensus revenue estimates


November 10, 2021

TOPEKA – (November 10, 2021) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, Republican candidate for governor, issued the following statement regarding the consensus revenue estimates released today:

“Like many states, Kansas is currently collecting unprecedented amounts of revenue. It is important that state leaders resist the urge to start spending more, because what goes up will come down. Instead, the Legislature should pay our current bills, provide the grocery sales tax relief I called for last week to help working families cope with the worst inflation in three decades, pay down state debt including obligations in the public employees retirement system, and save the rest for a rainy day. This is a rare chance to catch up with promises already made. State spending has grown at a record pace over the past decade, and growing government even more right now will lead to instability in future, leaner times.”