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Cities, counties oppose Senate president’s food sales tax proposal

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Cities and counties came out Wednesday against a proposal by Senate President Ty Masterson to fill a budget hole caused by a bill that...

Lawmakers urged to retain local sales tax on groceries; Senate president proposes plan for...

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They came with stark choices. Cut police. Cut fire. Cut roads. Cut employee benefits. Or raise taxes. Local government officials presented lawmakers with those untenable options as they implored them...

House approves sales tax break for telecommunications companies

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The Kansas House on Thursday approved a $17 million yearly sales tax exemption for telecommunications companies with the promise that the money would free...

Budget proposal seen as obstacle to hydrogen hub efforts

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Lawmakers are being urged to remove a budget amendment that critics say would derail efforts to land a $1.2 billion federal grant for a...

Senate agrees to eliminate food sales tax by ’24

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The debate over tax policy suddenly and surprisingly shifted Thursday night when Republican leaders successfully passed a bill eliminating the state's sales tax on...

UPDATED: Senate passes bill moving state to single tax rate

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(Updated to include Department of Revenue memo breaking down who benefits from plan) The Kansas Senate late Thursday night approved a bill overhauling the state's...

UPDATED: Senate passes bill cutting Social Security taxes

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(Updated to include a revised fiscal note) The Kansas Senate made the first significant foray into the tax debate Thursday, approving a bill that would...

New food tax proposal emerges in Senate

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A new wrinkle in the tax debate at the Capitol emerged Monday when Senate President Ty Masterson offered a plan to cut the sales...

Senate panel votes out bill eliminating taxes on Social Security

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A proposal that would erase income taxes on Social Security benefits cleared a Senate committee on Wednesday. It was the first major piece of tax...

UPDATED: Flat tax proposal would cost more than $3 billion over three years

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(Updated to include comments from the Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Action for Children and the top House Democrat) A proposal to move the state to...