Always circle July 1 on your calendar. If the state is going to make you start paying higher taxes, July 1 is usually the day it will do it. That’s what happened to shoppers across the state Wednesday as new tax rates took effect. Here’s a look.
Lawrence general sales tax rate jumps to 9.05 percent
Kansas residents are paying higher taxes on cigarettes, groceries and other consumer goods but no longer have to obtain a state permit to carry a concealed gun. Lawrence’s new general sales tax rate is now 9.05 percent, up from 8.7 percent.
As night approaches on the Fourth of July, crowds will be seeking the best vantage point from which to view the city's annual fireworks display, which will be shot off from the Kansas River levee in North Lawrence.
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