From The Wichita Eagle:
In announcing the cuts Friday, Parkinson, a Democrat, also chided lawmakers for embarking on what he said was a "tax-cutting binge over the last 20 years that has decimated our state revenue."
Senate President Stephen Morris, R-Hugoton, praised Parkinson's recommendations.
"He could wait and force us to deal with the issue," Morris said. "He's been very good about taking the bull by the horns. That's been very helpful."
Parkinson's move Friday "gives us a little bit of a leg up," Morris said.† Read more.