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Governor Brownback, Lawmakers Announce Property Tax Reform

This just in from the Kansas governor’s office: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback joined state lawmakers Friday at a news conference in Wichita to announce legislation that will address concerns of rising property taxes.  The Property Tax Transparency Act will require property tax mill levies to be automatically lowered as property valuations go up.  Local units of government … Continue reading

Originally posted on 20 Pounds Of Headlines:
Gov. Sam Brownback hasn’t ruled out having Kansas balance its budget by keeping its sales tax at the same rate rather than letting it drop next year as planned. Brownback acknowledged Wednesday that he is anticipating state revenues will dip temporarily because of massive income tax cuts he signed…

Kansas Governor Brownback Forms School Efficiency Task Force

This just in from the Kansas governor’s office: Topeka – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced Friday the formation of the Governor’s School Efficiency Task Force to examine education spending and to develop guidelines on how to get more funding into classrooms where teachers teach and students learn.  Currently only 15 of the 286 school districts in Kansas adhere … Continue reading

Kansas Governor’s Call for Tax Reform Might Reduce Funds Available for Public Education

Education funding and tax reform were two topics Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback featured in his State of the State address in Topeka last night. Kansas politicians can’t talk about education these days without mentioning taxes, which provide the state with revenues it needs to fund education. Both tax revenues and the education dollars that depend … Continue reading

Two Education Bills Are Introduced as Kansas State Senate Convenes

Education issues should be prominent in this year’s session of the Senate in the Kansas State Legislature, which convened Monday in Topeka. Public schools in the state have not been fully funded since shortly after the start of the Great Recession, which led to a decrease in state revenues. So far only two of eight … Continue reading

Kansas Democrats Counter Brownback’s School Finance Plan With One of Their Own

Democrats from the Kansas State Legislature held a press conference in Topeka today to communicate their plan to restore funding to public schools. Originally, the Democrats planned to reveal their school financing plan the day Boeing announced closure of its Wichita plant. The Democratic event was rescheduled. Their plan would take half of excess state … Continue reading

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