Gov. Sam Brownback’s budget director turned to Kanye West on Monday to celebrate a new revenue report.
Shawn Sullivan, the state’s budget director, tweeted a GIF of Kanye West after the state released a revenue report showing it topping tax collection projections for the month and fiscal year.
“Here is what Kanye West thinks about the June revenue report,” Sullivan wrote above a GIF of the rapper clapping with the phrase “KANYE APPROVES.”
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The tweet may have been a reference to a recurring joke among the Kansas Legislative press corps about Kanye West’s music.
This also isn’t the first time Sullivan has used a pop culture reference to celebrate revenue numbers.
Kansas had been struggling to consistently meet revenue estimates on a month to month basis during Gov. Sam Brownback’s second term.
But the state managed to top the 2017 tax collection estimates according to the report Sullivan was tweeting about Monday.