Duane Goossen, M.P.A.
Vice President for Fiscal and Health Policy
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Duane Goossen, M.P.A., Vice President for Fiscal and Health Policy, oversees KHI’s research and analysis of state fiscal policy, health reform, and other health policy issues. Goossen is a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives (1983-1997), and served as state budget director for 12 years in the administrations of three governors — Republican Bill Graves and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson. He was appointed by Sebelius in 2004 to concurrently serve as Secretary of the Kansas Department of Administration, the agency that manages state facilities, accounting, information services and employee programs, and during that time chaired the Kansas Health Care Commission. In 2009, Goossen received the National Association of State Budget Directors’ Gloria Timmer Award for career achievements in a state budget office. Goossen holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He writes a blog on the Kansas budget at khi.org/budgetblog.
This issue brief outlines the State General Fund budget situation that Kansas faces. The current proposed budget presents both short- and long-range challenges. Currently, spending exceeds revenue. Projections show that the gap between expenditures and receipts will widen unless difficult decisions are made to bring them into closer balance.
KHI's Duane Goossen moderated a recent panel — titled "Long-Run Economic Impact of the Kansas Fiscal Experiment" — featuring: Carolyn Bourdeaux of Georgia State University and Justin Ross of Indiana University.
The annual budget is the most visible reflection of the policy priorities of the governor and the Legislature. This fact sheet summarizes the budget decisions made by Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature for fiscal year 2014.
KHI’s Vice President for Fiscal Policy was recently a guest on ABC’s “This Week in Kansas” on Wichita's KAKE-TV, with host Tim Brown. Goossen discussed the current status of the state budget, the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the troubled launch of HealthCare.gov.
This new issue brief examines whether a statewide smoking ban enacted in 2010 was associated with a change in sales at Kansas restaurants and bars. The Legislature approved the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act to protect the health of Kansans by reducing their exposure to secondhand smoke in most public places.
This issue brief outlines the budget situation that Kansas faces in FY 2014. Lawmakers have the most discretion over the SGF, which is the largest fund within the state budget and receives and spends the majority of state tax revenue.
The budget is divided into the State General Fund and All Other Funds. The State General Fund is the portion of the budget that lawmakers have the most discretion over. The majority of State General Fund receipts come from individual income tax collections and from sales tax collections. Most State General Fund expenditures go to education and human services.
This fact sheet documents the spending decisions that the governor and the Legislature made for fiscal year 2013. It also offers a look at the state’s revenues and expenses during the last decade, which included periods of economic recession and growth.
In testimony to the House Federal and State Affairs Committee, KHI discusses tax data and alcoholic beverage license data to help assess the impact of the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act.
The budget is divided into the State General Fund and All Other Funds. The State General Fund portion for FY 2012 totals $6.1 billion. This is the portion of the budget lawmakers have the most discretion over. The majority of State General Fund receipts come from individual income tax collections and from sales tax collections. Most State General Fund expenditures go to education and human services.