UPDATED: Revenue estimates skyrocket more than half billion dollars

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(Updated to reflect comments from Kansas Chamber, Kansas Action for Children, Kansas House speaker)

State revenue forecasters predicted sunny financial times ahead, boosting revenue estimates by more than a half-billion dollars for 2020 and 2021.

New consensus revenue estimates released late Thursday showed the state bringing in an extra $525.5 million for the current fiscal year and next.

"We are experiencing and should continue experiencing steady growth," said state Budget Director Larry Campbell.

"I have moved from a perfect storm of uncertainty to cautiously optimistic," he said.

Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly embraced the new numbers, foreshadowing that they . . .

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