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COUNTDOWN TO MARCH 1, ATTY GENERAL DEADLINE FOR SCHOOL FUNDING FIX

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Gannon School Finance Lawsuit

The Kansas Supreme Court today heard arguments from Plaintiffs and the State in the school finance case that will determine whether or not this year’s school finance bill will meet constitutionality on both equity and adequacy. Although it is not officially part...

House Saves the Day; Kills Corporate Tax Giveaway & Tax Cuts for the Rich

Later this week, we will provide a more comprehensive review of the 2018 Legislative Session but for today, we talk about the taxing events of Thursday and Friday, May 3 and 4. Two highly controversial bills dominated the discussion for these two days. One was Sub for...

Rush, rush, ruin.

What’s the rush? When it comes to tax policy, what’s the rush is indeed the question of the day. Last night at a 9:00 tax conference committee meeting, Sen. Chair Caryn Tyson (R-Louisburg) was insistent that urgency was necessary, demanding that the committee return...

Budget Negotiations Progressing; Taxes? Not So Much

While budget negotiations between the House and Senate are definitely making some progress, the same cannot be said about the tax negotiations which took an interesting turn late this afternoon. In earlier tax conference committee meetings, Senate Chair Caryn Tyson...

Senate Concurs in House School Finance Fix; Budget & Taxes Still Under Discussion

The Fix is In! The Senate this afternoon took up Sub for SB 61 the school finance fix bill that restores the missing $80 million that had been intended in SB 423. The House drafted the bill in a special Appropriations Committee meeting on Friday night the debated it,...