UPDATED: Senate approves property tax disclosure bill


(Update to reflect final Senate action, includes comments from advocates and opponents)

The Kansas Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill requiring more public disclosure when local governments collect extra tax dollars from rising property values.

The bill, patterned after laws in Utah and Tennessee, would require local governments to hold hearings and vote to accept extra revenues coming from increased property values even if the property tax rate remained steady.

Under the legislation, the . . .


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