Since the bipartisan reversal of the Brownback tax experiment in 2017, our state is seeing a turnaround in revenues. Month after month, revenues have exceeded estimates. When we reversed the tax experiment, Kansas was in a budget hole of nearly $1 billion. We now have a budget surplus of over $300 million.
We are still on a path of healing, but that surplus will grow and help our state continue to recover. It will help us fund those essential state services and programs that faced deep cuts over the last 7 years. It will take time, but I am committed to doing the work it takes to ensure our district and our state are the best places to live, work, and go to school.
It is an honor to serve my community and I look forward to talking with each of you on the campaign trail over the next several months.