Riley County Commission braces for possible property tax lid amendments

Local leaders haven’t been shy about expressing their opposition to the state-imposed property tax lid that was inserted into last year’s state budget bill well after midnight when Topeka lawmakers needed overtime to pass a budget that raised taxes and failed to balance it anyway.

Riley County counselor Clancy Holeman told county commissioners Thursday there are bills in the Kansas House that attempt to either erase the tax lid completely or at the very least, broaden the lid’s exemptions that local governments can keep out of the tax lid equation.

But there’s a senator, Holeman informed, that has introduced a bill to do the exact opposite.

“His improvement is that now it will become effective this July, if it passes,” Holeman said. “And several of the useful exemptions in the current law will disappear.

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