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Moran, Roberts balk at calls for funds to fill budget gaps

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Republican U.S. Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts say they're reluctant to move quickly to give states more money to fill deep budget holes...

When federal stimulus dollars don’t go far enough

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The stimulus money looks tantalizing. An estimated $1.25 billion. It would be almost enough to cover the state's decline in revenues for this year and next. But...

State revenue estimates cut $1.3 billion

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(Developing: Will be updated) As the U.S. economy struggles with the country in the grips of the coronavirus pandemic, Kansas is lowering revenue projections by...

Lawmakers block Kelly’s property tax proposal

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...