Topeka Fourteen House Republicans are sponsoring a measure that attempts to slow the growth of property taxes in Kansas.
At a news conference Thursday, Rep. Steve Brunk of Bel Aire said the group wants to curb what it says are “staggering” increases in property taxes.
As outlined, the proposal would require any increase in local property taxes to be approved by voters. The base mill levy — a tax of $1 for every $1,000 in assessed valuation — would move the opposite direction of any changes in the total appraised value in a city, county, school district or other taxing jurisdiction.
The group calls it a progressive way for Kansans to keep property taxes manageable. Members say it also would give voters a voice in any rate increases.