Archive for Friday, January 29, 2010

Kansas tax collections come up $18 million short in January

January 29, 2010


— Kansas tax collections fell $18 million short of expectations in January.

In a preliminary report issued Friday, the state Department of Revenue says January’s tax revenue totaled more than $503 million — about 3.5 percent below the official forecast of nearly $522 million.

That’s more bad news for legislators as they confront the state’s ongoing budget problems.

The shortfall for January also is likely to increase a projected $400 million budget gap for the fiscal year beginning July 1. Legislative researchers should have a new figure next week.


Flap Doodle 8 years, 3 months ago

Don't worry. Dear Leader will just print more money.

finance 8 years, 3 months ago

Sure. Let's exchange productive public employment for unemployment compensation. Really good policy. Congratulations, dumb-butts on the anti-tax right wing!

kansasmutt 8 years, 3 months ago

Raise taxes and we all go down the shi#@er . Great idea !! I bet a third grader could show you $400 million in pure waste in Kansas government, that is if they still teach math in schools.The new schools only teach social skills and how nice our buildings are. Money well spent.......1 new idea to save is this ( Make schools accountable for the money ) 2nd idea is make the state accountable for the money.

kumom62 8 years, 3 months ago

Actually most schools focus on math and reading exclusively so that they can make AYP so they don't get put on corrective action under NCLB.

kansasmutt 8 years, 3 months ago

I guess math is not like it used to be. Counting back change is impossible for graduating students . I have seen this time and time when we tried to hire them. They are great on their cell phones and sitting in a chair though. Owh and always late, with a great reason why. Back in the 60s and 70s we were taught real world entry level work skills , that are still used today. Imagine that. I don’t think kids are different, i think teachers teach different. I think kids also see the new big really cool fancy school buildings and get this picture of money comes easy. Schools need to get back to some basics and apply some old school teaching. I also think that the Ten Commandments need to be posted in front of every school, and i am not a church person, they are just a damn good life’s guideline. ((( read them sometime )))

finance 8 years, 3 months ago

At least one thing has changed for the better, though. Roads have gotten flatter since the 1960s! Back in the wonderful 60s and 70s everyone not only had to walk to and from school, but also had to walk uphill both ways.

Greg444 8 years, 3 months ago

Kids today sure don't have the basic skills needed to survive for any length of time in the real world. That's obviously why so many still live at home or keep returning home degree after degree with no Idea of what the want to do.

I think schools should start teaching shop classes again and require teenagers go out and work as interns in the real world for a while. Young people need to go out and see how working people really live and then decide for theselves how important a higher education is and what they want and need one for. Some things you just have to learn the hard way. I hate how teenagers today see getting a entry level job as beneath them.

Do you think their overachieving parents are somewhat to blame? I have worked with too many of these kids parents, and I know the type. They are spoiled and clueless. The parents and their kids.

If it were not for the last decade I spent in the service, I would have totally lost confidence in our youth. Those that serve impress me the most these days regardless of how they are used and abused by our "leaders" or portrayed in our liberal anti military media.

Gecko 8 years, 3 months ago

If the State of KS is in such dire consequences, surely they could start taxing all the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of musical equipment KS churches buy every year?

And/Or, how about anyone from the KS Dept. of Revenue take even one minute to pick up the phone to see whether or not all the businesses that are registered claiming Sales Tax Exemption truly exist?

They're just sitting on their thumbs over there, waiting for the HONEST merchants and employers to send it in to them!

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