LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Kansas Communities Consider Actions Before Tax Lid Taxes Effect

Photo by Stephen Koranda

With a property tax lid going into effect in Kansas next year, some cities and counties are taking actions to prepare for the revenue restrictions. Stephen Koranda reports.

Kansas legislators created the tax lid with a law that says property tax collections can’t grow more than an average of the consumer price index.

If property tax collections outpace the index, then either tax rates would have to go down to return that money to taxpayers or a public vote would have to be held to take in money above the cap.

In Lawrence, the new city budget proposal cuts spending and lays off some staff members to prepare for the new limits. In Topeka and other cities across the state, officials are considering their own spending limits. In Pittsburg and Overland Park, city officials are considering increasing taxes before the lid takes effect.

Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)