sales tax http://kmuw.org en State Revenue Collections Exceed Estimates By $3M http://kmuw.org/post/state-revenue-collections-exceed-estimates-3m <p>Kansas officials say revenue collections beat estimates by more than $3 million dollars last month.<br><br>The Department of Revenue says July's figures were boosted by strong sales tax collections, which were $9.1 million higher than expected.<br><br>Individual income tax collections topped expectations by $3.4 million dollars.<br><br>But corporate income taxes came in $1 million dollars below the figure predicted by economists and researchers.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 12:29:56 +0000 Associated Press 21275 at http://kmuw.org House Turns Down Tax Compromise http://kmuw.org/post/house-turns-down-tax-compromise <p></p><p>The Kansas House has rejected a plan for cutting personal income taxes further and for setting the state's sales tax at 6 percent. Tue, 28 May 2013 23:04:35 +0000 Associated Press 17951 at http://kmuw.org Legislative Tax Talks Continue http://kmuw.org/post/legislative-tax-talks-continue <p></p><p>Negotiators from the Kansas House and Senate are moving closer to a deal on canceling all or part of a scheduled drop in the state sales tax. Tue, 21 May 2013 23:01:00 +0000 Associated Press 17605 at http://kmuw.org Possible Progress Made In Statehouse Tax Negotiations http://kmuw.org/post/possible-progress-made-statehouse-tax-negotiations <p>After making little progress for weeks, public negotiations on taxes have continued in the Kansas Statehouse.<br><br>Legislative leaders and the governor had been meeting behind closed doors, but this week it appeared those talks had stalled.<br><br>House and Senate negotiators held a public meeting Wednesday and House members offered a new compromise.<br><br>The House and Senate have been divided on the issue of sales taxes.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 11:41:48 +0000 Stephen Koranda 17321 at http://kmuw.org Possible Progress Made In Statehouse Tax Negotiations Top Morning News 3.28.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-32813 <p><em>Signatures delivered to Brownback in support of Medicaid expansion; Wichita Senator says we must keep the sales tax rate as is; Study says medical costs could increase after overhaul.</em></p><p><strong>Group Delivers 2,700 Signatures Asking Brownback To Expand Medicaid</strong></p><p>Supporters of expanding Medicaid delivered nearly 3,000 signatures to Gov. Sam Brownback's office Wednesday, asking him to support an expansion of the state's Medicaid program.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/group-delivers-2700-signatures-asking-brownback-expand-medicaid">More...</a></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:38:57 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14835 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.28.13 Kan. House, Senate Differ on Sales Tax Issue http://kmuw.org/post/kan-house-senate-differ-sales-tax-issue <p>The Kansas House and Senate are working on two bills that would cut income taxes, but they are very different in one aspect.</p><p>The bill that passed the Senate would make permanent a temporary sales tax that's set to expire later this year. The House plan would let the sales tax expire as planned.</p><p>Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a Republican from Hutchinson, says while significant it wouldn't be a deal breaker.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:02:08 +0000 Stephen Koranda 14292 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.18.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-31813 <p><em>House and Senate have different sales tax proposals; Woman walking 60 miles to draw attention to school funding issues; Legally obtained pot still illegal in Kansas.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. House, Senate Differ On Sales Tax Issue</strong></p><p>The Kansas House and Senate are working on two bills that would cut income taxes. The bill that passed the Senate would make permanent a temporary sales tax that's set to expire later this year. The House plan would let the sales tax expire as planned.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/kan-house-senate-differ-sales-tax-issue">More...</a></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 10:17:03 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14294 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.18.13 Senate Passes Modified Version Of Brownback Tax Plan http://kmuw.org/post/senate-passes-modified-version-brownback-tax-plan <p>The Kansas Senate has passed a bill that would cut income tax rates in Kansas and keep the sales tax at its current rate. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:48:14 +0000 Stephen Koranda 14184 at http://kmuw.org Education, Taxes Hot Topics At Legislative Forum http://kmuw.org/post/education-taxes-hot-topics-legislative-forum <p>More than 300 people including teachers from Wichita and surrounding districts attended the South-Central Delegation legislative forum held at the National Center for Aviation Training in Wichita Saturday.</p><p>Several issues were raised including the importance of funding public education.</p><p>Tracy Callard is an elementary school teacher at Wichita's Horace Mann Duel Language Magnet. Callard says she's very concerned about program cuts.</p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 11:53:23 +0000 Carla Eckels 13589 at http://kmuw.org Education, Taxes Hot Topics At Legislative Forum Top Morning News 01.21.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-012113 <p><em>Brownback&nbsp;moves to merge JJA and Department of Corrections; Lawmakers looking to make more tax cuts in 2013 session; City of Wichita to consider water usage. &nbsp;</em></p><p><strong>Brownback To Merge Juvenile, Adult Corrections</strong></p><p>Governor Sam Brownback has submitted an executive order to merge the state's Juvenile Justice Authority with its adult Department of Corrections.</p><p>The order takes effect in July unless either the House or Senate reject it.</p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:48:18 +0000 Briana O’Higgins 11471 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 01.21.13