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Kansas revenue in June was $22 million short of expectations

But for the fiscal year, the state outperformed last year — when the state missed estimates by more than $300 million — by about $70 million. And expectations for 2015 were lowered significantly by the state’s economists in November and again in April.

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Johnson County Commission gives tax increase preliminary OK

Expansion plans for the county library, parks and transit system took a step toward reality. The county has kept a steady taxing rate through the recession, even as property values dropped. But after years of cutting back on personnel costs and delaying other projects, commissioners have become more open to requests from county districts and departments for expansion.

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Kansas officials want school funding ruling put on hold

Kansas’ attorney general on Monday asked the state’s highest court to put on hold a lower court’s decision ordering roughly $50 million more in aid to public school districts this week. Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in his request to the Kansas Supreme Court that the district court’s decision to invalidate parts of an education funding law enacted this year was “unprecedented.”

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