budget

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May 31, 2017 - 2:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (KNSS) - The Kansas Senate has approved a bill that would phase in an increase in spending on public schools of roughly $230 million over two years. The vote Wednesday was 23-16. The measure goes next to the House of Representatives, but the House has its own plan to phase in a $285...
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May 24, 2017 - 11:04 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas House of Representatives is planning to debate a proposal to increase the state's spending on public schools before it considers a plan for raising taxes to pay for it and fill holes in other parts of the budget. The House was debating a proposal Wednesday afternoon...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:24 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are delaying discussions about public school funding and raising taxes to fix the state budget. House and Senate negotiators who had planned to convene Tuesday to discuss proposals for increasing income taxes never scheduled a meeting. Lead House negotiator...
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May 12, 2017 - 2:39 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Legislature continues debate on the state's budget problems and education funding. State legislators have advanced a proposal that would help the state a little with its budget problems by closing sales tax exemptions while promising a future reduction in the tax on...
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May 08, 2017 - 9:35 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas Senate committee has approved a bill that would repeal a tax break for farmers and business owners championed by Gov. Sam Brownback as a pro-growth policy. The Assessment and Taxation Committee's action Monday sends the measure to the Senate for debate. But the bill...
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May 03, 2017 - 12:06 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators plan to debate a $1 billion-plus income tax increase to boost funding for public schools while closing looming budget shortfalls. The state House was considering the tax plan Wednesday afternoon. The bill adds a third income tax bracket, raises income tax...
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May 01, 2017 - 8:07 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A top Kansas House Republican says lawmakers are working on an income tax increase to fix the state budget that would be similar to a plan vetoed by Gov. Sam Brownback. House Majority Leader Don Hineman of Dighton said Monday that the plan being drafted would return the state to...
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April 24, 2017 - 9:57 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas legislative committees are resuming their work on budget issues this week before all lawmakers return to the Statehouse. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees are scheduled to have a joint meeting Thursday morning. They plan to review a new...
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April 24, 2017 - 9:31 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Two Kansas legislative committees are resuming their work on budget issues this week before all lawmakers return to the Statehouse. The House Appropriations and Senate Ways and Means committees are scheduled to have a joint meeting Thursday morning. They plan to review a new...
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April 20, 2017 - 9:16 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is preparing to issue a new fiscal forecast for state government that officials hope is more optimistic and makes fixing serious budget problems easier. The forecasting group was meeting Thursday to revise a pessimistic forecast issued in November. The previous forecast...
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