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Kansas moves to junk local tax lid in favor of transparency


February 26, 2020

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are moving toward eliminating limits on local property taxes they say are ineffective in favor of a proposal aimed at requiring officials to be more transparent about upcoming levies.

The Senate voted 39-0 on Tuesday to approve a bill that supporters said would force local officials to be more open in making tax and and budget decisions. It goes next to the House.

The bill would repeal a local tax lid pushed through the Republican-controlled Legislature by conservative lawmakers in 2015. Cities and counties are generally required to let the public vot...

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