June 19, 2024

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Tag: property taxes

KPI urges Legislature to pass constitutional amendment to limit property valuation increases

The Kansas Legislature, in its upcoming Special Session, should approve a constitutional amendment limiting the annual increases in property valuations,…

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Study shows Kansas tax burden is the 12th highest in the nation

While taxpayers await another threatened veto of tax relief, a new analysis shows Kansas has the 12th highest tax burden…

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Beloit group claims school board lacks transparency in bond issue campaign

Voters in USD 273 Beloit go to the polls in April to decide the fate of a $20 million package…

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Switched vote insures Lansing school district patrons won’t see tax increase

The USD 469 Board of Education in Lansing has approved a budget for the 2023-2024 school year that will not…

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Dueling news releases show rift widening in aftermath of Wetmore closing

The ongoing financial dispute stemming from the closure of the Wetmore Academic Center (WAC) between USD 113 Prairie Hills and…

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USD 453 budget video makes deceptive property tax claims

New Leavenworth Superintendent Dr. Kellen Adams posted a recent video to justify the proposal for USD 453 to exceed the…

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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 has lost 5,500 private-sector jobs in 2023, rest of the region gains

Kansas is the only state in the region that has lost private-sector jobs so far in 2023 according to statistics…

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Lansing superintendent published false claims in ad pushing a 12% tax hike

USD 469 Lansing last week published on its website an advertisement entitled “Revenue Neutral Rate Explained” designed to encourage support…

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Nebraska cuts income tax rates, leaving Kansas the highest in the region

The tax motto in Kansas — ‘we aren’t as bad as Nebraska’ — no longer applies now that Nebraska Governor Jim…

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Cherokee County reduces property tax while maintaining services

While many local government entities have steadily increased property tax, Cherokee County has reduced property tax revenue for two straight…

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Prairie Village wants to strip homeowners of property rights and won’t answer questions

Discussions on changing zoning regulations to to strip homeowners of property rights to increase the supply of more affordable housing…

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Kansas Senate OKs constitutional amendment capping property valuations

Three initial “No” votes on SCR 1610 changed to “Yes” for a revised proposal in SCR 1611 limiting increases in…

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Constitutional amendment limiting property valuation to 3% annually is one vote shy of passing Kansas Senate

A proposed amendment to the Kansas Constitution limiting yearly property valuation increases to 3%, except under certain conditions, is one…

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Johnson County residents are looking at another big property tax hike

Johnson County is setting taxpayers up for another big property tax increase in 2024, based on the presentation that county…

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Some Overland Park employees got big raises in 2022

The City of Overland Park last year stuck taxpayers with a 10% property tax hike and now we know that…

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Median sales price isn’t valid basis to raise all property values

Taxpayers across Kansas are howling about double-digit valuation hikes on their homes, which some appraisers justify by an increase in…

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Big pay increases for JoCo employees mean tax hikes for residents

While the “pronoun pins” the Johnson County government recently purchased are a fairly minor cost to the taxpayers, the big…

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Property tax relief this year for low-income seniors, disabled vets

Action taken last year by the Legislature and governor will result in several types of property tax relief, including a…

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City of Shawnee votes to make housing more expensive

While the Legislature and Governor Laura Kelly were working in a bipartisan fashion to address issues with affordable rural housing,…

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“Truth in Taxation” helps cut property tax in 21 counties

The new Kansas law aimed at increasing transparency and accountability in local government taxing and spending decisions shows some promise…

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Kelly admin celebrates destructive business tax climate

Apparently desperate for some sort of win to distract from a moribund state economy, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, in a…

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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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Kansas has 4th-worst tax environment for retirees in the nation

According to Kiplinger’s, Kansas is the fourth-worst state in the nation for retirees, based on each state’s tax scheme. According…

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