LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

This Week Brings First Tax Collection Report Since Kansas Forecast Updated

The Kansas Statehouse. (Photo by Dan Skinner)

Kansas officials updated the state’s revenue forecast earlier this month and this week will be the first chance to see how the estimates stack up. As Stephen Koranda reports, state tax collections for November will be reported on Thursday.

Recently, Kansas has been pretty consistently coming up short of monthly revenue projections.

Duane Goossen was the budget director in Kansas for 12 years ending in 2010. He says since the revenue forecast was just updated, it’s likely the November report won’t be far off. He says the real test of the revenue forecast will be in the next couple months
“That will cover the holiday seasons and holiday buying period and it also puts a little more time between when the estimate was done and the revenue reports,” says Goossen.
Goossen says the state’s budget is structurally unbalanced right now and the coming months probably won’t have a significant impact on that. The state is facing a $350 million deficit for the current fiscal year.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)