Sales tax revenues did not meet projections in July despite a 1 cent sales tax increase that started July 1, according to preliminary figures released from the Kansas Department of Revenue.

Actual monthly sales tax collections missed projections by approximately 1.5 percent. The department of revenue projected the state would collect $379.3 million in July. Instead, receipts showed collections of just $378.9 million – nearly $2.3 million less than anticipated.

The report shows the state collected more sales tax this July than in July 2009, however. Kansas collected only $344.3 million last July.

— Danedri Thompson