House panel approves new incentives for big tech data centers

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A new economic development incentive for data centers that invest at least $600 million in Kansas advanced out of a House committee Monday.

The bill, which was first introduced last year, would exempt data centers from state and local sales taxes for at least 30 years and possibly indefinitely.

The exact cost of the development incentive is unknown because it's not clear yet what kind of data center would move here or how many people it would employ.

Supporters said the bill doesn't give away tax dollars so much as it's forfeiting sales tax dollars that would . . .

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