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Kelly introduces members of tax reform commission

Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday revealed the rest of her special task force that will study tax reform over the next 16 months, well...

Attorney general agrees to review internet sales tax policy

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on Wednesday said he would review a decision by Gov. Laura Kelly's administration to collect sales tax from out-of-state...

UPDATED: Top Republicans seek opinion on internet sales tax policy

(Updated to reflect statement from revenue secretary) Top Republicans in the Kansas Legislature are asking the attorney general to review a decision by Gov. Laura...

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....