Kansas is preparing for a new fiscal forecast for state government that is expected to be more pessimistic in projecting the state's tax collections than the current one.
State officials, legislative researchers and university economists were meeting Thursday to draft revised projections for tax collections through June 2017. They also planned to issue the first projections for the following two years.
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, his staff and legislators use the numbers in budgeting. The current forecast was issued in April.