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State budget director apologizes for erroneous number in Brownback presentations

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The director of the Kansas Budget Division issued a public apology Monday for an errant spending statistic that Gov. Sam Brownback has used for months to claim credit for state spending cuts that never happened. A top Democratic leader said he will call for an investigation to find out how such a big error went unchallenged for so long. "It's gargantuan," Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, said of the error. "I think it has a dire effect on their credibility. I feel like they've been fast and loose with the numbers since, well, ever since their administration started."

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