Kansas taxes fall short of October expectations; Survey of the Midwest predicts economic slump; Westar Energy crews help out in superstorm recovery.
KS Taxes $37M Short Of Expectations In October
A new report says Kansas collected $37 million less in taxes than anticipated in October, but officials think the shortfall will be temporary.
The Department of Revenue said Wednesday the state took in almost $477 million during the month. That's about 7 percent less than the $514 million officials had expected.
Kansans are helping on the East Coast as Hurricane Sandy approaches.
Sharon Watson is with the Kansas Adjutant General's Department. She says Kansas is sending a response team to Maryland.
"To support them in planning, operations, logistics, finance, administration," says Watson. "Those types of behind-the-scenes roles that really help keep the disaster response running smoothly."
Watson says aircraft from some East Coast military bases have also been moved to Topeka to keep them out of harm's way.