February 12, 2016

July sales tax collections less than projections

Sales tax revenues did not meet projections in July despite a 1 cent sales tax increase that started July 1, according to preliminary figures released from the Kansas Department of Revenue. Actual monthly sales tax collections missed projections by approximately 1.5 percent. The department of revenue projected the state would collect $379.3 million in July. Continue Reading

Sales tax crunch could spell trouble in budget season

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Sales taxes are bringing in less revenue than they did last year, and that could create challenges for Gardner and Edgerton as the communities enter budget season. “It’s a significant revenue source,” Melissa Mundt, Gardner assistant city administrator, said. “It’s almost as significant as property tax. There are two major revenue streams Continue Reading

Miami County sales tax question on Aug. ballot

Miami County voters will consider renewing a quarter cent sales tax on the November ballot. The sales tax sunsets at the end of this year, but Miami County Commissioners are asking that residents agree to continue with the tax to fund five bridge rehabilitation projects over the next five years.

SH Council turns attention to lakeside park

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com Now that residents are making a splash at the newly-opened Spring Hill Aquatic Center, city council members are turning their attention to the second project to be funded by the half-cent parks sales tax – West Lake Park. Spring Hill voters approved a half-cent sales tax in November  2008 specifically to build Continue Reading