Kansas Government Newswire

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Kansas Government.

Results 1 - 20 of 933 in Kansas Government

  1. Kansas Tax Collections Up in FebruaryRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | KMAN-AM Manhattan

    Kansas collected $22 million more in taxes than expected this month. The Department of Revenue reported yesterday that the state collected almost $310 million in taxes in February, when it anticipated taking in $287 million.

    Comment?

  2. Michael A. Smith: Statehouse news is not funnyRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Recently, the anonymously authored House Bill 2234 arrived in the House Education Committee. It would prohibit employees at state universities and colleges from using their official titles and affiliations in newspaper commentaries like this one.

    Comment?

  3. Brownback touts economic growth for rise in February revenueRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

    Republican Gov. Sam Brownback said he saw signs of economic growth Friday after a report showed that Kansas collected $22 million more in taxes than anticipated this month. Even with the unanticipated windfall for the month reported by the state Department of Revenue, the state's tax collections for the past eight months are running slightly behind expectations.

    Comment?

  4. KS Revenues Higher In FebruaryRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | KIXQ-FM Joplin

    Kansas collected $22 million more in taxes than expected this month. The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state collected almost $310 million in taxes in February, when it anticipated taking in $287 million.

    Comment?

  5. Kansas tax revenue surpasses February goal by $22MRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Capital-Journal

    The state of Kansas collected $22 million more than expected in the month of February to deliver a slice of good news as the 2015 Legislature grapples with a projected budget deficit next year of more than $600 million. "Kansas is approaching historically low unemployment rates, meaning more people are working, and that is reflected in higher individual income tax and withholding receipts," said Nick Jordan , secretary of the Kansas Department of Revenue.

    Comment?

  6. Kansas finally gets good revenue news with February reportRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | KSNT-TV Topeka

    TOPEKA - The Kansas state budget finally got some relief Friday as the state Department of Revenue released the February revenue numbers. The report says the state collected $22.1 million dollars more than estimates, breaking a seven month trend of revenues not meeting expectations.

    Comment?

  7. Kansas surpasses revenue estimates by $22 millionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | The Wichita Eagle

    The state still remains about $37 million off pace from its projections, which were revised in November and made less optimistic for the current fiscal year, which ends in June. The state stumbled in January, missing estimates by $47 million.

    Comment?

  8. Whatever happened To...Kansas?Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Examiner.com

    Whenever dogma is allowed to supercede democracy, the will and welfare of the people is disrupted and damaged to a dangerous level. When one's personal and political beliefs, as well as a thirst for power circumvent the integrity of public service, freedoms are suppressed and suffering ensues.

    Comment?

  9. Kansas senators question governora s rural opportunity planRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KSNT-TV Topeka

    The Hutchinson News reports that Republican and Democratic lawmakers are questioning whether the program, which is designed to pull people into the state's rural areas, will actually help rural economies. The program, which covers 77 counties that make up a large portion of western and southeastern Kansas, provides incentives like student loan forgiveness and waived income taxes to persuade people to move to rural areas.

    Comment?

  10. Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from farmersRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Capital-Journal

    A suburban lawmaker's proposal that would dramatically increase property taxes on Kansas agricultural land has spawned strong rural backlash and nagging fears that pieces of it will pop up in legislation to close a state budget shortfall. Sen. Jeff Melcher, a Republican from the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, argues that agricultural land is valued for tax purposes so far below market value that it's unfair to other businesses and homeowners.

    Comment?

  11. Kansas senators question governor's rural opportunity planRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 26 | KHGI

    The Hutchinson News reports that the Republican and Democratic lawmakers are questioning whether the program, which is designed to pull people into the state's rural areas, will actually bolster rural economies. The program, which covers 77 counties that make up a large portion of western and southeastern Kansas, provides incentives like student loan forgiveness and waived income taxes to persuade people to move to rural areas.

    Comment?

  12. Proposal to hike taxes on farmland spawns backlashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | The Wichita Eagle

    A suburban lawmaker's proposal that would dramatically increase property taxes on Kansas agricultural land has spawned strong rural backlash and nagging fears that pieces of it will pop up in legislation to close a state budget shortfall. Sen. Jeff Melcher, a Republican from the Kansas City suburb of Leawood, argues that agricultural land is valued for tax purposes so far below market values that it's unfair to other businesses and homeowners.

    Comment?

  13. Kansas Ag Land's Tax Value Based On Income, ProductivityRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Feb 26 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    A proposal from Republican state Sen. Jeff Melcher of Leawood to change how agricultural land in Kansas is appraised would raise its value on county tax rolls, increasing taxes for farmers. The Kansas Constitution requires land "devoted to agricultural use" to be taxed based on its agricultural income or productivity.

    Comment?

  14. Kansas moving toward allowing concealed guns without permitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | KCTV5

    Kansas is moving toward removing what some gun rights advocates see as its last major restriction on firearms, with the state Senate giving first-round approval Wednesday to a bill that would end a requirement for permits to carry concealed weapons. The Republican-dominated Senate's voice vote advanced the measure to another, final vote Thursday, when the measure was expected to pass.

    Comment?

  15. Democrat questions Governor's tax fixRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2011 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Democratic Party's top official cast doubt Friday that adoption of lower state income taxes hinted at by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback would guarantee economic renewal. Brownback has yet to reveal details of a task force's recommendations for overhauling tax policy in Kansas, but he expressed support for lower marginal income tax rates that transform consumer spending habits and spur business investment.

    Comment?

  16. Commercial vehicle renewal deadline FridayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Great Bend Tribune

    For anyone one who has to renew a commercial vehicle tag, Barton County Treasurer Kevin Wondra has two important pieces of advice.

    Comment?

  17. Pull factors for NW Kansas countiesRead the original story

    Wednesday Feb 25 | Hays Daily News

    Details allowing the Kansas Department of Revenue to determine county trade pull factor figures for northwest Kansas for fiscal year 2014. Details allowing the Kansas Department of Revenue to determine county trade pull factor figures for northwest Kansas for fiscal year 2014.

    Comment?

  18. Kansas Tax Break's Effects More Widespread Than EstimatedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | WIBW-TV Topeka

    A tax exemption championed by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback helped about 90,000 more business owners than previously anticipated, as well as about 53,000 farmers. New state Department of Revenue figures have intensified a debate over how to address the budget problems that arose after lawmakers cut personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 in a bid to boost the economy.

    Comment?

  19. Kenneth Cook, convicted of Topeka murder in 1992, to be released WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Feb 24 | The Capital-Journal

    The Kansas Department of Corrections indicated Tuesday it plans on Wednesday to release Kenneth Cook, who was convicted of a 1992 murder committed in Topeka. Family members of Charles Duty, the man Cook killed, expressed anger and shock when the Kansas Prisoner Review Board decided in January to release Cook once an approved parole plan was in place.

    Comment?

  20. Chelsea Manning Fights for Her Right to Exist. She Shouldn't Have ToRead the original story

    Tuesday Feb 24 | Common Dreams

    "How Chelsea Manning sees herself." By Alicia Neal, in cooperation with Chelsea herself, commissioned by the Chelsea Manning Support Network, 23 April 2014.

    Comment?