Analyst says Kansas officials misstated research

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A policy analyst whose research was cited by the Kansas officials to explain unexpected drops in tax revenue in April and May says they misstated her conclusions by failing to provide them in the proper context.

Kansas tax revenues fell $217 million short of projections in May, pushing the gap between tax revenues and what was estimated for the fiscal year at $310 million with only one month left.

Analyst Lucy Dadayan says the state Department of Revenue correctly cited her contention that state officials across the country were having trouble accurately forecasting revenues because of uncertainties with the capital gains tax.

But she told The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1ldZERA ) that the large income tax cut in Kansas caused most of the state’s shortfall.

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