Kansas officials are bracing for more gloomy news about the state's tax collections.

Kansas officials are bracing for more gloomy news about the state's tax collections.


Senate President Steve Morris says he expects revenues for the fiscal year that was ending Tuesday will fall about $130 million below estimates.


The Hugoton Republican said that leaves Gov. Mark Parkinson with the task of cutting the budget for the fiscal year that starts Wednesday. Morris said Parkinson must consider all areas of the budget, including education.


Parkinson plans to meet with reporters Thursday to outline his plans for trimming planned spending in the $13 billion budget. The governor has the authority to cut spending as he sees fit to balance the budget.