February 20, 2024

Keeping Media and Government Accountable.

Tag: Caryn Tyson

Revenue-Neutral hearing dates set across Kansas…here’s where you can attend

Your chance to tell elected officials what you think of property tax increases is coming up soon, and history indicates…

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Kansas Legislature passes $1.4 billion tax relief bill in SB 169

Unless Governor Laura Kelly wields her veto pen on SB 169, Kansas taxpayers can look forward to $1.4 billion in…

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Schmidt proposes eliminating state income tax on retirees

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt — who is running for Kansas Governor — has proposed allowing Kansas residents to “retire…

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Tax, education issues await legislators’ return this month

The Kansas Legislature returns on April 25th with a host of issues awaiting its attention and that of the governor.…

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Gov. Kelly’s proposals create budget deficit in five years

A state General Fund budget profile, including Governor Kelly’s $1.2 billion handout to a single company, her other proposals, and…

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Transparency works: 52% of local entities won’t increase property tax

Property tax transparency is working even better than proponents hoped, with 52% of local taxing authorities in Kansas deciding to…

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Legislature overrides Kelly’s veto of tax relief bill

It took four years, but lawmakers yesterday overrode Governor Kelly’s veto of legislation that will reverse unintended state tax increases…

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Property taxes jump again but help is on the way

This year, many Kansas taxpayers will still see their property taxes go up, and in many cases, four to five…

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Kelly nominee may legislate from the bench to raise property tax

Johnson County Commission Chairman Ed Eilert and Rep. Stephanie Clayton, an Overland Park Democrat, have called on Kansas Governor Laura…

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Senate advances property tax transparency legislation

A property tax transparency bill is headed to the Kansas House of Representatives for consideration. The legislation, Senate Bill 13,…

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Cities, counties use your money to fight property tax relief

City and county officials often justify tax increases as being necessary to provide services demanded by residents.  But if they…

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Senate tax committee tees up property tax reform

Kansans are another step closer to major property tax reform, thanks to bipartisan efforts of the Senate tax committee.  The…

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Kansas faces huge state budget deficits due to COVID-19

Late last week, Kansas Policy Institute released a report showing the state of Kansas is facing potential state budget deficits between…

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McKinsey & Company selected over experienced, less costly firms for study

The Kansas Department of Commerce disregarded bids from experienced and less expensive companies to create an economic development strategy for…

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McKinsey invitation-only workshops focus on growing government

McKinsey & Company recently completed a series of workshops across the state as part of the firm’s $800,000 contract to…

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Kiplinger: Kansas is the 3rd worst state for retiree taxes

Kansas is the third-worst state to retire from a tax perspective, according to Kiplinger’s, a personal finance magazine. Only Nebraska…

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71% of property tax appeals reduced excessive valuations

Many Kansans believe their property is overvalued by the county assessor, and the results of property tax appeals before the…

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Record 18 legislators score above 90% on 2019 Kansas Freedom Index

Eighteen Kansas House and Senate members scored better than 90% on the 2019 Kansas Freedom Index, besting the previous high of…

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Tax Foundation Director Talks ‘Trump Windfall’ with Senate Committee

An economist at the Tax Foundation told the Kansas Senate Taxation committee states can lose competitive edge if they don’t…

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Kansas House Majority Leader: State “Just Robbing” Taxpayers

Apparently no one told the new House Majority Leader, Dan Hawkins, a Wichita Republican, that a blue wave had transformed Kansas…

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One Down in ‘Toss-up’ 2nd Congressional District Republican Race

Matt Bevens is dropping out of the race to replace Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins. He made his announcement just as political…

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Fitzgerald Urges His Opponents to Follow Hartman’s Example

State Sen. Steve Fitgerald is urging his Republican opponents to get out of the race for U.S. Congress. Fitzgerald is…

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Dems Could Flip Kansas 2nd District, According to U of Virginia Prof

President Donald Trump won Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District by more than 28 points in 2016, but a growing number of…

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7th Candidate Jumps into GOP 2nd Congressional Primary

Seven Republican candidates now vie to replace Republican Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District. Jenkins announced last year…

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