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Kansas revenues miss May estimate

May 31, 2012


TOPEKA — The Kansas Revenue Department says the state collected nearly $27 million less in taxes than expected in May.

The agency reported Thursday that May's tax collections totaled slightly more than $564 million. Economists and researchers had forecast last month that May revenues would total nearly $591 million.

Officials attributed the lower-than-expected figure to a slowing of growth in individual income tax receipts.

Still, Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says revenues through the first 10 months of the current fiscal year totaled $5.4 billion — an increase of 8 percent over the same period a year ago.


Paul R Getto 6 years ago

These numbers are likely to get worse as the new tax laws come on line.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 6 years ago

"These numbers are likely to get worse"

No, they WILL get worse-- much worse.

Richard Heckler 6 years ago

Isn't it odd that Sam Brownback brings into his administration names that Kansas voters rejected at some point in history? Jordan and Kobach ....... there must be more.

Greg Cooper 6 years ago

OK, attention-seeker, here are the rules for using the apostrophe, none of which include your silliness. You may expect to see these rules after any post in which you use them incorrectly as an attention-getting mechanism.

As you write, so shall your words garner the attention which they deserve. Maybe, if you have a worthwhile thing to say, you can say it correctly. But I doubt you will, as what you say is generally as correct as your English useage.

As time goes on, I will be happy to post the rules for using quotation marks, if you like. Then you will be

eel 6 years ago

who gives a __? go troll someplace else, grammar enforcer, lol

Greg Cooper 6 years ago

I do, and so do a lot of people looking for intelligent, meaningful posts without posturing.

I am not the grammar police, by any stretch of the imagination, but I have the right to point out those things that have no meaning as pertains to the post. If you don't care, fine, but this silliness of his makes no contribution to the topic, as it is meaningless.

Alyosha 6 years ago

This comment makes zero sense. Try harder, False. One of the greatest communicative and liberating inventions of mankind in the 20th century (funded by tax dollars initially, btw) and all you use it for is typing literal nonsense. A sad shame.

Richard Heckler 6 years ago

Oh sure cut expenses. Putting more people out of jobs does not fix wrong government decisions. The numbers coming through Nick Jordan could be misrepresentations so as to further the RINO Koch/Brownback agenda........ sell out government services aka tax dollars to private industry.

Tax dollars are awful UNLESS going into special interest bank accounts! Then watch tax increases surface big time to keep up with industry profit demands.

gccs14r 6 years ago

Yes. Increasing taxes to improve education, transportation, and the environment shows outsiders that we're committed to improving quality of life and are willing to pay for it, making us a more attractive place to live, work, and invest. People will move to places like that, if they currently live somewhere that instead cuts taxes even when there is a clear need for additional revenue for essential services.

gccs14r 6 years ago

They wouldn't, but someone from a low tax state with crappy schools and no infrastructure might.

No, but it's pretty clear that you have to spend some tax money on education. Leaving it up to the private sector means that vast swaths of the population will be priced out of the market. That's what's happening with higher ed now, and what will happen with K-12 if some folks get their way.

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