Law would require local vote on taxes

The Kansas Legislature will consider a proposal to restrict local municipalities from raising property taxes without voter approval.
The bill was proposed by Sen. Jake LaTurner who represents Crawford County. Since the last property tax law in Kansas was repealed in 1999, cities and counties set the amount from their local tax base. LaTurner’s bill would require voter approval for any property tax increase above increases for inflation.
“If there is a reason that governments need to grow faster than that, then I think voters need to approve it,” LaTurner said.
The senator proposed the same bill last session. Legislators enacted the law after adding some stipulations to LaTurner’s bill.
“This year, I’m coming back to get the rest of it,” he said.

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