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No-bid software contract would have made tax season ‘absolute disaster,’ revenue secretary says

Tax season would have been an "absolute disaster" if the state had proceeded with a software update for processing returns that was part of...

(Updated): Legislature overrides governor’s budget vetoes

(Updated to reflect comments from governor and Denning; inserts most recent budget projections). The Republican-controlled Legislature on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Laura Kelly's budget...

Kelly vetoes second tax bill, says it would ‘decimate’ state finances

For the second time, Gov. Laura Kelly has vetoed a tax bill aimed at returning millions in revenue that the state is expected to...

UPDATED: New tax bill more than $200 million less than vetoed legislation

(Updated to reflect new comments from Senate president and Democratic response) A new tax bill crafted by House and Senate negotiators is estimated to come...

House, Senate negotiators reach tentative deal on new tax bill

(Updated to correct GILTI tax rate) House and Senate negotiators on Wednesday started hammering out a new tax bill that could be the Legislature's last,...

UPDATED: State forecasters predict modest revenue growth; Senate majority leader says taxes will be...

(Updated to clarify that total tax collections covered three years) State economic forecasters on Thursday predicted modest revenue growth, leaving a possible opening for a...

Tax debate expected to return for wrap-up session

As the Kansas Legislature's regular session wisped away, business lobbyists patrolled the hallway outside the Senate waiting for a vote that never happened. They schmoozed....

UPDATED: Governor vetoes $500 million tax bill

(Updated: Includes fresh comments from Kelly, Kansas Chamber of Commerce, Senate president, House minority leader with edits throughout) Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday vetoed...

State tax debt totals more than $300 million

Kansas taxpayers owe the state more than $300 million in delinquent taxes, according to a new report. State data show that total tax debt β€”...

Legislature sends governor $500 million tax bill

The Senate on Thursday approved a tax bill giving up about $500 million in revenue over three years, sending it to Gov. Laura Kelly...