Kansas officials are hoping the state's tax
collections in August met expectations.
The state Department of Revenue planned to release preliminary
Tax collections in July were close to expectations, falling
about $3 million short of the state's official estimate of $379
million. The shortfall was less than 1 percent.
If the state falls significantly short of expectations for
several months, Gov. Mark Parkinson could be forced to consider
revising the state's $13.7 billion budget. He made budget
reductions last year because of revenue shortfalls.
But Parkinson has been optimistic that the state's finances
stabilized after Kansas increased it sales tax on July 1 from 5.3
percent to 6.3 percent.