Government & Politics

Kansas sales tax receipts trail expectations in August report

The state paid out $22.3 million in “unanticipated” income tax refunds for August. Those refunds plus other decreases sank August revenue to more than $30 million below expectations. That was offset by budget adjustments announced last month, bringing the shortfall to about $6 million.

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Missouri GOP makes scholarship ban for students brought into country illegally a priority of veto session

When the Missouri General Assembly returns to the Capitol on Sept. 16, lawmakers will debate a bill vetoed earlier this year by Gov. Jay Nixon that would ban students whose parents entered the country without legal permission from being eligible for the state’s A+ Scholarship Program. “I can’t rationalize in my head why we would reward somebody who is breaking the law,” says state Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, a Shell Knob Republican.

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