Billboard targets Kansas Legislature on funding

Posted at 8:45 PM, Jan 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-10 21:45:10-05

As the 2016 Kansas Legislature is about to begin, a group is speaking out against the state's decision to divert highway funding to its general budget. 

The billboard says "This is Highway Robbery" and it's a critical statement of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas Legislature.

It's being paid for by the Kansas Contractors Association.

Since 2011, about $1.4 billion in funding for the Kansas Department of Transportation has been moved to the state's general budget, which pays for non-highway funding.

On average, Kansas has lost $1 million in funding that was originally set for highways.

There are six billboards across the state.


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