Kansas officials await June revenue figures

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Revenue is preparing to release figures for June's tax collections, with officials hoping recent shortfalls have subsided.

Revenues in April and May fell $310 million short of expectations, raising questions about whether personal income tax cuts championed by Gov. Sam Brownback were more generous than advertised and threaten to create a budget shortfall.

June's figures will be released Monday afternoon. Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan already has said they're expected to be $10 million to $20 million below expectations.

Brownback's administration has attributed the shortfalls to uncertainty created by disputes in Washington over federal spending and tax policies that affected how investors claimed capital gains.

Democrats blame the lower collections on Brownback's tax cuts in 2012 and 2013.

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