Kansas Lawmakers Set to Vote on Major Tax Overhaul Today

By Trish Svoboda

Today, June 18, Kansas lawmakers will vote on a bill aimed at reducing state taxes on income, property, and social security benefits. This marks the first tax-cutting proposal this year endorsed by the governor and leaders from both chambers.

The proposed legislation would raise the state tax exemption for residential property and consolidate Kansas’ three income tax brackets into two, with reduced rates.

Republican House Speaker Dan Hawkins indicated his party’s intention to pursue further property tax relief next year, stating, “As for the income tax aspect, this bill should address it for a significant period.”

During a special session, lawmakers will vote on the latest tax bill, along with another bill designed to attract either the Chiefs or Royals sports teams to Kansas.

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