Kansas collected $30 million less in taxes than it expected to last month. Department of Revenue officials say the state collected about $418 million in August. It paid out $22 million more than expected in income tax refunds during the month.
A survey suggests there will be little or no economic growth over the next three months in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains, including Kansas. The overall Mid-American Business Conditions Index dropped to 49.6, compared with 50.6 in July. Any score under 50 suggests a decline.