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 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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