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Kansas Tax Collections Beat Estimates in November

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Kansas tax collections beat projections last month. Taxes were $8 million above estimates and adding in other sources of state revenue brings the November surplus to more than $15 million.

Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan says individual income taxes and retail sales taxes were two of the bright spots in the month of November.

“We aren’t going to throw too big a party yet, but it’s one month and it’s a good sign that there’s been some growth this month,” Jordan says.

Democratic state Sen. Anthony Hensley points out that Kansas beat a new, more modest goal. State officials last month lowered the projected tax collections for the current year by $160 million.

“The bar was set so low that we probably shouldn’t have expected anything but a positive revenue report for this month,” Hensley says.