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State revenue stays on track

Kansas tax revenue collections in November came in just slightly below estimates, according to preliminary figures released this week by the Kansas Department of Revenue. The shortfall of $783,000 was off only two-tenths of 1 percent. State budget director Duane Goossen described the shortfall as "inconsequential" and said that total revenue collection likely will be more than estimated once non-tax revenue is included. Also, the shortfall is based on the new, increased revenue estimates announced last month, not the lower estimates that the Legislature used when approving the current state budget.