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Analysis: Kansas GOP Pushed Tax Plan As Old Business

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Legislators approved a bill canceling most of a sales tax decrease scheduled for July and adjusting income tax laws. The state treasury would gain a net $777 million in revenues over the five years.

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AG Both Pleased, Concerned With New Budget

Posted: 06/03/2013 - Attorney General Derek Schmidt says the budget lawmakers approved includes two projects requested by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, but also cuts the agency's operational budget.

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Democrats Frown Upon New Tax Deal Supported By GOP

Updated: 06/02/2013 - State Democratic Party Chair Joan Wagnon was not so eager to jump to excitement once the Kansas Legislature passed the State tax bill early Sunday morning after 99 days in session.

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Governor Brownback Promotes New Tax Plan

Updated: 06/01/2013 - Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and GOP leaders in the Kansas Legislature are promoting a new tax plan as pro-growth economic policy.

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Republican Tax Plan Clears Kansas Legislature

Updated: 06/02/2013 - Kansas legislators have given final approval to plan for raising new revenues to prevent future budget shortfalls even as the state further reduces income tax rates.

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Kansas Revenues See Brief Bump

Posted: 05/31/2013 - The state says May tax receipts topped estimates 12.7 percent - nearly $66 million. Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says it's a one-time bump.

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Kansas Senate Panel Approves Bill On Ed Standards

Posted: 05/31/2013 - A Senate committee advanced a bill that would create an 11-member legislative panel to review decisions by the State Board of Education on adopting and implementing any uniform education standards.

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Kansas Senate Panel Offers Bill On Ed Standards

Posted: 05/31/2013 - Lawmakers are reviewing a bill that would create an 11-member legislative panel to review decisions by the State Board of Education on adopting and implementing any uniform education standards.

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Brownback Optimistic Despite Stalled Tax Debate

Posted: 05/29/2013 - Gov. Sam Brownback believes Kansas lawmakers are making progress in resolving tax issues even though the House and Senate have suspended negotiations for now.

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Kansas Lawmakers Resuming Work On Tax Plan, Budget

Posted: 05/28/2013 - A measure facing a vote Tuesday afternoon in the House was drafted by House and Senate negotiators to reconcile differences on legislation following individual income tax cuts enacted last year.

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Kansas Spat Over Education Standards In Limbo

Updated: 05/22/2013 - Opponents want to stop the Common Core standards from taking effect through a budget provision that would ban using any state money on implementing them.

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