Court issues order on school funding

NEIGHBORS: The June federal jobs report is out and that reminded me I hadn’t posted job openings in a while.  Hope you find these helpful. Then the school funding court ruling came in, so here is a look at the key points of the ruling and what that might mean. LET’S GET TO WORK! Here are some job openings in our…

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Your guide to tax increases

NEIGHBORS: The 2015 legislative session is over.  Here are the major details of the tax plan passed.  The Governor also signed the budget with only one line-item veto.  When I get the final budget details, I will share those as well. TAX PLAN PASSES With a $400 million hole to fill, the Senate first passed a tax plan on Sunday, June 7.  However, it…

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Movement on budget and tax bills

NEIGHBORS: It’s the 106th day of the 2015 session.  Lots of ideas being floated on how to close the $400+ million deficit, but the leadership is having difficulty getting consensus.  Here is an update on where they stand. SENATE TAX BILL The Senate rejected the plan it debated last week. last Sunday they rejected another plan put forward that would…

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Tax increase plans move forward

NEIGHBORS: The House and Senate tax committees have now passed out their plans for closing the $400+ million gap in the budget. Following are details of the plans that will likely be debated this week before the full body. The Senate is set to debate its plan and the House has not set a date for debate yet. Raising $400…

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Wind vs Oil in Kansas

NEIGHBORS: Lots of ideas floating around now about which taxes to raise to fill the $400+ million budget hole. As proposals float to the top I’ll let you know which ones are getting legs. Thought I’d take this lull in the action to fill you in on some other issues coming up.  An informed electorate is a danger to bad…

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