Economic Forecast Due Wednesday

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Governor Sebelius isn't expecting any unpleasant surprises from officials and university economists who are updating the state's official financial forecast.

Sebelius said Wednesday before the forecasters started their meeting
that the financial picture for Kansas continues to look solid, despite a slowing of the national economy.

Sebelius says she doesn't believe that the new fiscal forecast will require her and legislators to change their plans. They're working on a budget with a modest increase in spending for the fiscal year beginning July 1st.

Current projections say the state will collect about $5.9 billion in general tax revenues during the current fiscal year and $6.2 billion during the next one. Growth would be 2.7 percent.

Through March, tax collections for the current fiscal year were about $52 million more than projected.


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