DALLAS — Faced with an unprecedented decline in tax revenue, Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson on Monday slashed almost $260 million from the state’s fiscal 2010 budget.

The latest cuts of $258.9 million, along with four earlier ones, will lower spending by $750 million from the fiscal 2010 budget approved earlier this year. State expenditures for public and higher education will be reduced to fiscal 2006 levels.

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