Kansas Taxes Short of Expectations

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ That's according to preliminary Department of Revenue figures. The gap between anticipated and actual tax collections was 1 percent when the fiscal year ended Monday.

The shortfall is likely to create budget headaches.

Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has asked state agencies to trim their
planned spending for the new fiscal year by up to 2 percent.

Some state officials see the shortfall in anticipated revenues
as a sign that the state's economy has softened.

The state had expected to collect $5.84 billion in general tax
revenues during the last fiscal year. Instead, it collected less
than $5.78 billion.

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