UPDATED: Revenue estimates skyrocket more than half billion dollars


(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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