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Fund funds could be restored

Misunderstanding between counties, state may be resolved

TOPEKA – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s recommendation Tuesday that the state’s Oil and Gas Depletion Trust Fund payments to county be increased came as good news to the counties most impacted by the fund. Now, if the Legislature gives its nod, a threatened lawsuit will likely be dropped.
During the 2013 Kansas Legislative Session a budget was passed that reduced the amount Kansas counties received from the fund. Due to a misunderstanding between legislators and counties about when the reduction would be enacted, the governor has decided to increase the payments to counties by $7.5 million in fiscal ...

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