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Kansas' June tax collections nearly $33M more than expected


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected nearly $33 million more in taxes than anticipated in June and ended its 2019 budget year with record cash reserves, good news likely to intensify Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's battles with Republican lawmakers over state finances.

The state Department of Revenue's report released Tuesday was the 24th in 25 months in which tax collections exceeded predictions in the state's official fiscal forecasts. Tax collections were nearly 6.3% higher than during the 2018 budget year.

Top Republicans in the GOP-controlled Legislature want to cut taxes for individua...

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