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Catholic Conference Speaks to Moral Issues at Stake in Tax Reform

February 8, 2012 The Kansas Catholic Conference offered testimony today addressing the moral principles that should be adhered to as the Legislatures considers the many tax reform proposals before it.  Governor Brownback has proposed a significant overhaul of Kansas’ income tax code, which would include the elimination of most tax credits and a lowering of …

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Legislature, SRS Debate Office Closures

August 5, 2011 A legislative committee is seeking further information on the closure of nine offices by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.  The Department contends that it is merely complying with the Legislature’s mandate to apply administrative cuts and that the closures are the most cost-effective way to manage reduced funding levels …

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House Committee Scales Back Earned Income Tax Credit for Low-Income Workers

March 18, 2011 The House Taxation Committee this week approved legislation scaling back the Earned Income Tax Credit.  The Earned Income Tax Credit is a refundable federal income tax credit for low to moderate income working individuals and families.  The state has its own credit which piggybacks onto the federal credit. When the credit exceeds …

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