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
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 this coming week.