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UPDATED: House committee adds food sales tax cut to ‘windfall’ bill

(Updated to reflect committee action; clarifies governor's position on food sales tax; edits throughout) A House committee on Monday sweetened a bill returning a so-called...

UPDATED: House puts $115 million in retirement system; Kelly says it’s not enough to...

(Updated to reflect responses from the speaker and the senate president) The Kansas House on Friday agreed to put $115 million into the state retirement...

Itemization and the Kansas tax bill: What it means to you

Changes in the federal tax code made in 2017 could very well lead you to not itemize on your federal tax return. The standard deduction...

UPDATED: House overwhelmingly rejects Kelly refinancing plan

(Updated to include comment from House speaker pro tem and reflect new number of Democrats voting against the bill with links to vote, bill...

Senate passes tax bill as Democrats, Republicans spar over impact

The Kansas Senate on Thursday approved a bill intended to return millions of dollars in extra revenue that the state expects to collect from...

Republicans want windfall returned from Trump tax cuts

The next legislative session may well start like the last one ended. Republican leaders are promising to push ahead with legislation that would effectively return...

Judge says Insurance Department likely to win fee sweeps lawsuit

Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer lost a short-term battle. He may very well win the long-term war. A Shawnee County judge has denied the Insurance Department's...

Courts have frowned on the fee sweeps Selzer is fighting

State Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer doesn't have to dig too deep into the past to make his case against balancing the state budget with...

Selzer vs. Colyer – in the courtroom

It's more than just Republican Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer versus Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer in the governor's race. Selzer is now taking on the governor...

Supreme Court clears the way for Internet sales tax; gubernatorial candidates respond

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday handed the next governor of Kansas the key to a vault of untapped cash in a landmark ruling...