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.
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.
In testimony to the Senate Ways and Means Committee, KHI discusses state and federal budget issues.
This brief — the fourth in a series focusing on how health reform affects Kansans — examines the changes that will occur in Medicaid under the health reform law.
Before joining KHI, Goossen served as state budget director for 12 years in the administrations of three governors.