Kansas beat tax revenue estimates for April by $2.6 million.
The Department of Revenue released the numbers 12 hours after lawmakers passed a budget bill that will require additional cuts by Gov. Sam Brownback in order to balance.
The state lowered its estimates for tax revenue two weeks ago by $177 million for the current fiscal year, which lasts through June. The April receipts, which came in .06 percent above estimates, are the first month to compare since that revision.
“We are happy to see individual income tax receipts increasing compared to last year, particularly withholding taxes. They are a good sign for the health of the economy,” Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan said in a statement. “We are also pleased to see use and sales tax receipts increase for the second month in a row.”