Lawmakers block Kelly’s property tax proposal


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 on Tuesday voted 15-7 to set aside a proposal for returning $54 million to local governments across the state for reducing property taxes.

The House committee's action mirrored a similar action already taken last month by the Senate's budget-writing committee.

Republicans in the House and Senate questioned whether local governments would use the money to reduce property taxes and, even if they did, would it make much of a . . .


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