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Kansas Lawmakers Postpone Debate On Gov's Tax Plan

Posted: 02/05/2013 - A Kansas Senate committee's chairman has postponed its debate on Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to cut income tax rates and scrap two popular deductions for homeowners.

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Attorney, Kansas Senate Leader Spar Over Union Bill

Posted: 02/05/2013 - A labor attorney and the Kansas Senate president sparred during a committee hearing over a bill that would limit the ability of unions to collect funds from employees' paychecks for political activities.

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Kansas Senate Panel Taking Up Gov's Tax Proposals

Posted: 02/05/2013 - A Kansas Senate committee is preparing to debate Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to cut income tax rates and scrap two popular deductions for homeowners.

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Legislative Leaders Differ On Tax Cut Impact On Budget Bottom Line

Posted: 02/01/2013 - Republican leaders downplayed Thursday's figures from Legislative Research, showing the Governor's proposed cuts would create a $782 million shortfall in 2018, but Democrats say the report shows the state can't afford the Governor's plan.

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Kansas Saw $62M In Unexpected Tax Revenues In January

Posted: 01/31/2013 - A preliminary report Thursday from the Department of Revenue says January's tax collections totaled nearly $635 million - almost 11 percent above an official forecast for the month.

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Kansas Plan Aims To End Schools Lawsuit

Posted: 01/30/2013 - The Senate Education Committee agreed Wednesday to sponsor a measure declaring that the Legislature has the exclusive power to determine how much money is spent on schools.

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Kansas Senate Approves Change For Appellate Courts

Posted: 01/30/2013 - The Kansas Senate gave first-round approval to a measure would have the governor appoint judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals and the state Supreme Court, subject to Senate confirmation.

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Group: Poor Kansans Hit Harder By Taxes Than Rich

Posted: 01/30/2013 - A new study by a non-partisan Washington research group says the poorest Kansans pay a much higher percentage of their incomes in state and local taxes than do the state's wealthiest residents.

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Kansas Lawmakers Catch Up On Efficiency

Posted: 01/28/2013 - Kansas lawmakers are getting a full immersion in education spending and policies, with another week of joint meetings by the House and Senate Education Committees.

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Revenue Secretary Discussing Brownback's Tax Plan

Posted: 01/25/2013 - Kansas Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan is preparing to discuss Gov. Sam Brownback's proposals to abolish two popular income tax deductions for homeowners and cancel a scheduled decline in the state sales tax.

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Kansas Turnpike Official Meets With Legislators

Posted: 01/24/2013 - The top official of the Kansas Turnpike Authority did not discuss the merits of a proposal from Gov. Sam Brownback to merge the agency with the Kansas Department of Transportation during a meeting with a House committee.

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