fiscal year 2012 http://wkms.org en Kentucky Will Close 2012 Budget With $45M Surplus http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-will-close-2012-budget-45m-surplus <p>Despite accounting mistakes and unforeseen disaster relief expenses, state government is closing the 2012 budget with another surplus. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:18:44 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 19797 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Will Close 2012 Budget With $45M Surplus Strong Sales Push up General Fund Revenue in KY http://wkms.org/post/strong-sales-push-general-fund-revenue-ky <p>General Fund receipts in Kentucky have grown faster than expected over the past month, thanks largely to an increase in sales tax revenue.&nbsp; Budget Director Mary Lassiter says total February receipts were up by over 21 million dollars, or almost four percent. She credits a portion of that increase to gift cards exchanged during the Christmas season that are only now being used.&nbsp; Lassiter says February is not typically Kentucky&#39;s best month for revenue collection, so the rise was welcome news.</p> Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:39:47 +0000 Shelly Baskin & Associated Press 17235 at http://wkms.org Strong Sales Push up General Fund Revenue in KY Illinois Lawmakes Agree on Revenue Projection http://wkms.org/post/illinois-lawmakes-agree-revenue-projection <p>From the Associated Press:</p><p>Illinois lawmakers have agreed on how much money will be available for next year&#39;s budget. The state Senate joined the House today in approving a revenue estimate of $33.7 billion. The figure amounts to an upper limit for the fiscal year starting July 1. But much of the money will go to paying pensions and old bills, leaving less for day-to-day government services. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says creating a budget will be the most difficult challenge for legislators.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 21:37:52 +0000 Shelly Baskin 17197 at http://wkms.org