A bill passed by the House and likely to be debated by the Senate next week would not only keep abortion providers from claiming a wide range of tax exemptions and credits but bar them from providing sex education materials and instructors to public schools.
Gov. Sam Brownback's office said Tuesday the administration has begun implementing an Executive Reorganization Order it issued in January, directing the merger of the Juvenile Justice Authority and KS Dept. of Corrections.
The House voted Thursday82-39 on a measure mandating small reductions in individual income tax rates each year that overall state revenues grow by more than 2 percent. The bill also allows the state sales tax to drop in July, as scheduled by law.
The House voted 73-48 against an amendment offered by Rep. Jim Ward to a bill requiring local government commissions to take a public vote if they intend to spend an increase in property tax revenues that is above the rate of inflation.