Chuck Barlett, PE Alfred Benesch & Company As I write this, our legislature is debating a tax program and budget for the next fiscal year. As we are all painfully aware, this impacts how we serve our communities in a number of ways. Funding for our work comes through grants and other sources linked to our state government. Permits for various types of improvements are also processed through these agencies. The decisions made in Topeka affect us both in time and dollars used in caring for our communities.