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 tax dollars from mushrooming property values.

They argued the legislation would impose a costly mandate that is overly bureaucratic for a process that's already transparent locally.

They say the bill potentially doesn't allow them to benefit from the value of new construction, and it's hypocritical because it doesn't address state property taxes.

"This bill is crazy in that . . .

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