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Kansas Sees Only Slight Change in Revenue Estimates

Associated Press - November 6, 2013 6:43 pm

A new survey suggests slower economic growth ahead in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.

A new survey suggests slower economic growth ahead in rural areas of 10 states in the Plains and the West.

Kansas officials have slightly reduced their projections for state revenues during the current fiscal year.

But acting Budget Director Jon Hummel said Wednesday the state will still be able to sustain the spending in the budget for both the current fiscal year and the one that begins in July 2014.

Fiscal forecasters said the state should collect $5.86 billion in revenues during the current fiscal year. That’s $29 million lower than the previous projection of $5.89 billion.

The previous estimate was made in April.

The forecasters also issued the first projections for the next fiscal year. They’re predicting that the state will collect $5.92 billion in revenues. The growth would be $61 million, or 1 percent.

Iggy P Daily

November 7, 2013 at 12:17 am

The economy is in the toilet and now we are losing our health insurance or the cost is 3 or 4 times of what we are currently paying. There is no money to go around.

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