Pay hike at Kansas prisons builds pressure for other raises

A decision to increase Kansas corrections officers’ pay is building pressure on legislators to consider raises for all government workers, even though it’s not clear the state has enough money to fund government as it is despite a large tax increase passed earlier this year over Gov. Sam Brownback’s objections. Budget director Shawn Sullivan told lawmakers this week that revenues must grow more quickly than currently to sustain the spending lawmakers already have approved.

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