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Senate approves small business tax breaks; critics say they’re bad policy

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The Kansas Senate on Thursday approved a small business tax break that critics said repeats the reckless fiscal policies of the past. The Senate voted...

New revenue report: Tax collections $275 million ahead of estimates

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A new report released Thursday morning shows that Kansas brought in about $26.7 million more than expected in overall tax revenue during February, and...

Massive tax plan, food sales tax cut pitched to House panel

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Even the sponsor acknowledged it would be a struggle at best. But Democratic state Rep. Tim Hodge of North Newton gave it a go, pitching...

Federal tax reform could limit Kansans ability to itemize

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Kansas taxpayers may been been unwittingly hurt when Congress reformed the tax code last year. The new Tax Cuts and Jobs Act discouraged taxpayers to...

Kansans’ ability to itemize may be price to funding schools

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The ability of Kansans to itemize on their state tax returns likely will be on the line as Kansas legislators figure out how to...

Kansas Senate approves $494 million in tax cuts

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The Kansas Senate voted to give up nearly a half billion dollars in revenue, a move that potentially torpedoes an education plan approved by...

Can Kansas bank on windfall from federal tax code change? Revenue department urges caution

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On a spreadsheet, it looks like a pot of gold. A half-billion dollar windfall courtesy of a change in the federal tax code could do...

Senate leadership calls on House to let Kansans itemize

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Kansas Senate leadership is getting behind a bill that would save millions for taxpayers who may be surprised to learn next year that they...

Corporate heavy hitters make case to legislative leaders for returning tax windfall

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A new wrinkle in the debate over Kansas tax cuts emerged at the Capitol on Thursday as business leaders briefed top legislators on the...

Tax deal proving elusive as session winds down

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(Will be updated after 8:30 a.m. conference committee meeting) Kansas lawmakers will return to work Wednesday after meeting into the night Tuesday trying to iron...