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  • Gov. Kelly signs property tax transparency bill

    Gov. Kelly signs property tax transparency bill0

    Kansas Governor Laura Kelly on Friday signed SB 13 into law, providing property tax transparency that goes into effect this year.  Kelly vetoed a similar bill last year but the overwhelming majority votes in the House and Senate may have been a factor in her decision to sign the bill and avoid a veto override. 

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  • No, KSBOE, Kansas doesn’t ‘lead the world’ in education

    No, KSBOE, Kansas doesn’t ‘lead the world’ in education0

    A recent mailer distributed by the Kansas Board of Education and the Department of Education (KSBOE)implied that Kansas “leads the world” in the success of every student.  But that’s not true.  According to the National Assessment of Education (NAEP), Kansas doesn’t even lead the region or the nation, let alone the world. Kansas is belowREAD MORE
  • COVID pandemic creates opportunities for tax relief

    COVID pandemic creates opportunities for tax relief0

    As state and local officials work through budget-related COVID pandemic challenges, they should pay heed to Benjamin Franklin’s counsel – “out of adversity comes opportunity.”  In this case, the opportunity is finding more efficient uses for taxpayer dollars and then providing permanent state and local tax relief. The amount that states and local entities tax

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