State revenue officials say Kansas missed its expected revenue projections for April by less than $5 million dollars.The monthly report was released Tuesday.Kansas collected $764,800 dollars in taxes, though it expected just over $769 million for April.Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says Kansas collected $25 million dollars more in individual income taxes this April compared to last April.
State officials say travel and tourism in Kansas generated almost $8 billion in 2011. Becky Blake, the state director of tourism, says 32 million people visited Kansas in 2011 -- and each visitor spent about $236.
The budgets proposed by the Kansas House and Senate include a plan to buy land in northeast Kansas for a new park.The state parks department says it wants to buy 824 acres in Jefferson County for a park that would be used primarily for hunting and hiking.The Lawrence Journal-World reports the three parcels of land in southern Jefferson County, east of Perry, have an appraised value of $1.2 million.
The latest Kansas County Health Rankings have been released and Johnson and Riley counties have the healthiest residents in Kansas again this year.
Wyandotte County and a cluster of counties in southeast Kansas remain among the least healthy.
Sedgwick County came in at 72 out of 102 counties ranked.