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Lawmakers block Kelly’s property tax proposal

Lawmakers are blocking Gov. Laura Kelly's plan for reducing property taxes because of skeptics who think it won't have much impact. The House Appropriations Committee...

Lawmakers seek to boost leadership office budgets

A legislative committee on Monday agreed to add $141,000 to the state budget for boosting the office budgets of House and Senate leadership. The House...

Will an offset save proposed tax on digital goods?

An offsetting tax reduction may be needed to save a proposal by Gov. Laura Kelly's administration to tax digital goods. "The first step, if it...

House balks at restructured retirement system payments

For the second consecutive year, the Kansas House is refusing to go along with Gov. Laura Kelly’s plan to finance her budget by restructuring...

Schmidt: Internet sales tax threshold safe legal ground

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Thursday told lawmakers they would be on safe legal ground if they set a new minimum threshold for...

House committee advances tax measures

A pair of tax bills - one addressing itemizing and another increasing the standard deduction - advanced out of a House committee Wednesday. The House...

Cities, counties come out against GOP property tax bill

Cities and counties across Kansas on Friday lined up in opposition to a bill intended to require more public disclosure when local governments collect extra...

Republicans unveil property tax transparency bill

A contingent of House and Senate Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a bill intended to require heightened disclosure when local governments collect more tax dollars from...

UPDATED: Refinancing of retirement system payments defended

(Updated to correct that the governor wants to end the existing nonrefundable food sales tax credit and replace it with a refundable tax credit) Gov....

UPDATED: Governor’s task force recommends tax on digital products

(Updated to include comment from House speaker, with edits) Gov. Laura Kelly's tax reform committee on Tuesday made a series of recommendations to the 2020...