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Kansas Tax Collections $108M More Than Anticipated in May

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The state Department of Revenue on Friday attributed the surge's size to last-minute income tax payments in mid-April not being processed until early May. But Kansas hasn't seen a 12-month streak of better-than-expected tax collections since at least January 1989.

Kansas Tax Collections $49M Short of Expectations in January

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Kelly's top revenue official and a GOP legislative leader were quick to say a single month of disappointing tax collections is not yet a trend. But it broke a streak of 19 consecutive months of better-than-anticipated collections -- the longest since at least July 1966 -- leading Kelly to declare extra funds for public schools were "in the bank" as Republicans promoted income tax relief.

A Hands on Guide to Python Collections


As a quick recap, I presented the python collections module and the importance of it. I followed it up by showing how to use five of the most common python collections modules -- namedtuple(), deque, Counter, OrderedDict and defaultdict. I hope this blog will make you appreciate the importance of python collections so that you can use it in your day to day life. If you want to keep updated with my latest articles and projects follow me on Medium.

Kansas Tax Collections $81M More Than Expected in September

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Since the current fiscal year began in July, tax collections have run $99 million ahead of expectations for a 6.2 percent surplus. The state also ended its last fiscal year on June 30 with better-than-expected tax collections.

MashReads Podcast: This might be the perfect story collection


That's how Helen Oyeyemi describes the process of writing her story collection What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours. This week on the MashReads Podcast, Helen Oyeyemi joins us in the studio to chat about What Is Not Your Is Not Yours (our MashReads book club selection for April). She also lets us in on her creative process. For more book news, follow MashReads on Facebook and Twitter. And don't forget we have a new MashReads book for May: Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas.