Nick Jordan

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Gov. Sam Brownback has named Kansas' top revenue official to an economic advisory post and replaced him with a retired executive of a Wichita marketing and advertising agency.

Brownback announced on Monday that former state lawmaker Nick Jordan has been appointed to lead the governor's Economic Advisory Council with the Kansas Department of Commerce.  Jordan has been the state's revenue secretary since Brownback took office in 2011.

 

Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says June’s tax collections missed estimates by $28 million, pushing the shortfall for the fiscal year that ended Monday to nearly $338 million.

Preliminary figures released Monday showed Kansas collecting nearly $5.5 billion in taxes and fees in fiscal 2014. Forecasters whose projections help the state build its annual budget had expected Kansas to take in about $5.8 billion during the year.

It could be well into next year before the state of Kansas hands over the final payment for a new vehicle registration system.

The state is withholding 10 percent of the payment to Minnesota-based 3M after a systems upgrade was plagued with problems. Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan said they've worked through the major issues.